3 prospects Baltimore Ravens should avoid in round 1
1. The Baltimore Ravens are not a fit for Calijah Kancey
There is all of the talks about Calijah Kancey being the next Aaron Donald. Should the Baltimore Ravens take a swing? If they miss, it will look bad, just like this post. However, the reality is that there is a lot that separates him from Donald.
Yes, they are similar athletes with good production from Pitt. However, Donald had much longer arms and was much more active in block deconstruction. Pitt played Kancey out on the edge more because he would be mauled in the run game. That was not a factor for Aaron Donald, who mainly was under-discussed because he was so small yet could play the nose.
When you look at the Baltimore Ravens, their best picks are the biggest, strongest, and most physically dominant players. Drafting an undersized interior lineman with short arms does not fit the bill, and is now you replace the massive shoes of Calais Campbell.
If anything, the Baltimore Ravens probably view Kancey as an edge rusher, because he is closer to Pernell McPhee than anyone in recent Ravens memories. So, Kancey may be high upside, but in the Baltimore Ravens philosophy, they will never get enough out of him to make it worth the pick.