Gwen Doughty grades the Baltimore Ravens 2016 NFL Draft. Does Baltimore have a bright future after drafting Ronnie Stanley with the sixth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft?
6. Ronnie Stanley, LT, Notre Dame A+ Grade
The 2016 NFL Draft featured three first round left tackles in Ronnie Stanley, Jack Conklin, and Laremy Tunsil who had top 10 to top 15 ability. Right now Stanley is the only one of those three projected to start at left tackle right now even though the other two are projected to start at other spots on the offensive line. That's why you have to give the Ravens an A+ grade for making the right decision at 6.
42. Kamalei Correa, 3-4 ROLB, Boise State B Grade
Kamalei Correa usually lined up on the left side of the defensive line facing right tackles on tape. Correa is moving to the other side though where he will learn behind Elvis Dumervil. Correa has the size for a rush linebacker along with a very explosive burst off the snap and he doesn't place his hand in the dirt. If he can learn the right techniques behind Elvis Dumervil this could be a good pick that gives Baltimore a future starter at rush linebacker that could pose as a formidable challenge to opposing left tackles.
70. Bronson Kaufusi, 3-4 LE, BYU C Grade
I have more confidence in Bronson Kaufusi getting to the quarterback than Lawrence Guy or Brent Urban. Right now Kaufusi is listed as a third string 3-4 left end on the depth chart because he struggled as a 3-4 outside linebacker at BYU.
104. Tavon Young, CB, Temple D Grade
Right now Tavon Young is the sixth best cornerback on this roster. Jimmy Smith is the field cornerback with LaDarius Webb playing across from him. Will Davis lines up in the nickel cornerback role. Kyle Arrington plays the dime cornerback role, and former Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright lines up at quarter cornerback. Right now Tavon Young is the number six corner on the depth chart. With Will Davis injured, Young has gotten some looks as a dime and quarter cornerback on first team reps. He's also been used in the nickel on second team reps, and has lined up as a starter against the Ravens third string players on offense at OTA's. I don't think you draft a #6 cornerback this early in the fourth round.
107. Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati B Grade
Chris Moore is a solid selection here. Moore is listed as the #5 receiver on the depth chart. He's seen some first team reps in the slot with Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman both injured. He's also done some second team reps as a #1 target thanks to Smith and Perriman's injuries. Moore was seen as a guy who would mainly get third team reps, but with Smith and Perriman injured, Moore is getting some reps in which will help him develop quicker than some of the receivers in this draft.
130. Alex Lewis, RT, Nebraska B- Grade
Alex Lewis is a pure swing tackle. Ronnie Stanley will start at left tackle with Ricky Wagner as the starting right tackle. James Hurst is the primary swing tackle who will step in at either spot if Stanley or Wagner goes down. Lewis would be the secondary swing tackle even though he is listed as Baltimore's backup right tackle at the moment for depth with Hurst as the backup left tackle which is why the Ravens got a B- grade here.
132. Willie Henry, NT, Michigan B- Grade
Willie Henry is listed as a third string nose tackle on the depth chart. Brandon Williams and Carl Davis rank ahead of Henry on the depth chart at the moment, but Henry can provide some competition for those two at the nose tackle spot.
134. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech A Grade
Right now Dixon is a third string running back behind Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen who showed flashes of potential as a rookie. Dixon is better rusher and pass catcher then Allen. I also believe Baltimore will take a patient approach with Dixon sit him out as a rookie. Let him be a #2 back in 2017, and slowly groom him into a starter.
146. Matt Judon, 3-4 LOLB, Grand Valley St B Grade
Right now Matt Judon of Grand Valley State is a third stringer to Terrell Suggs and Z'Darius Smith. Judon lined up at 4-3 defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker on both sides. Baltimore now has incredible depth at pass rusher.
182. Keenan Reynolds, WR, Navy B Grade
Keenan Reynolds can play QB, RB, or WR. Baltimore can use someone with his skills.
209. Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia D Grade
Maurice Canady is getting second team reps as a dime cornerback and third team reps as a nickel cornerback. Canady has to impress to jump up the roster, but I think he may have more potential than Tavon Young.
Baltimore Ravens Team Grade: B- Grade
Baltimore got Joe Flacco a blindside left tackle. They also got some terrific value picks, depth players, and future starters.
The Ravens failed to repalce Daryl Smith at 3-4 middle linebacker across from C.J. Mosley. I also disliked their draft picks on the secondary, and with Matt Elam being suspended at strong safety, upgrading the secondary may be a focus point in the 2017 NFL Draft.
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