Ravens make Humphrey first Alabama player drafted; Redskins take Allen

01 May, 2017, 19:23 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Ozzie Newsome hopes Ravens already have their No. 1 WR

I really believe that he is a guy that could go into the first round, and I think that whoever gets him is going to get an outstanding football player. General manager Ozzie Newsome certainly did that. The Ravens have yet to fill any of those voids for a team that scored the seventh fewest offensive touchdowns in the league last season.

"Taking the draft's second-best corner at No.16 overall isn't typically regarded as a gamble". According to Mel Kiper Jr. from ESPN, Bowser is an undervalued pass-rusher with top-tier closing speed, making him a ideal fit in the Ravens' 3-4 defensive scheme.

"We've looked out there and seen six or seven different cornerbacks starting for us over the course of a season", Pees said.

No, it wasn't to put on pads and play with an NFL football team.

The Baltimore Ravens selected Chris Wormley with the No. 74 overall pick in the third round of the National Football League draft.

For now, Newsome and his staff were happy to grab Humphrey with the 16th pick. I am just anxious about what the Ravens will really get from him.

"The offensive line and wide receiver classes are probably the weakest compared to the defensive line, cornerbacks and safeties, who are remarkable".

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"If the best player is sitting there, staring you in the face, you take him", the coach said. Coach John Harbaugh said he was "not afraid" to overstate expectations: "I expect these guys to be great". Asymmetry was all the rage past year, and the league's final-eight were all relatively one-sided scoring machines - particularly the Falcons, who rode an elite offense to the Super Bowl despite fielding one of the worst defenses in the league. That's why Baltimore was fortunate that an explosive edge rusher such as LB Tyus Bowser slipped into the second round. Though the Ravens are mostly forgiven after they took other interior offensive lineman who could possibly fill the spot at left guard.

"The Ravens are getting a great player", Bowser said.

He struggled to make consistent plays against the run during his time at Alabama.

"We've gone after a portion of our team in the back end with our secondary with a vengeance", Harbaugh said.

So they ended up coming out of the entire draft with no help at the skill positions at all for quarterback Joe Flacco, which certainly is an interesting approach.

The Ravens made a decision to take a chance on the Alabama standout, who brings championship-level experience along with his promising tools.

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