With the Baltimore Ravens needing to address several key needs in the 2016 NFL Draft, here’s a seven-round mock draft for them.
The Baltimore Ravens entered the 2016 NFL off-season with multiple key needs at wide receiver, corner, tight end, offensive line, and safety. They aggressively pursued wide receiver Mike Wallace, tight end Ben Watson, and safety Eric Weddle to fill three of those needs. Those three moves, combined with their injured players from last season coming back, gives them a solid roster. However, they must use the NFL draft to bolster their team and upgrade their offensive line, secondary, and pass rush. Baltimore doesn’t need to grab a starting left tackle in the draft because they’re likely going to address that need once the next round of cap casualties begins.
With the sixth overall pick, Baltimore finds themselves in a position that they haven’t seen themselves in since the 2000 NFL Draft. They have had so much success since then that they have had to draft well despite not having the most ideal draft positions. When the Ravens have had high draft picks, they’ve nailed them. They have drafted Jonathan Ogden, Peter Boulaware, Jamal Lewis, Duane Starks, Travis Taylor, Chris McAlister, and Terrell Suggs with their top 10 draft picks. Taylor is the only bust among them.
Should Baltimore have a solid draft, they’ll have their chamber full of ammo for the future. A bad draft could cost Ozzie Newsome his job. With Baltimore heading into the 2016 NFL Draft with a full head of steam, these are the picks they should consider.
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