Evan Silva and Josh Norris of Rotoworld have compiled a seven-round Ravens draft preview that is worth checking out.
Here’s the most interesting tidbit in Rotoworld’s draft preview. After taking Ohio St. defensive end Joey Bosa at No. 6, Rotoworld has the Ravens taking Alabama running back Derrick Henry in the second round. We know Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome keeps close tabs on Alabama players. But would the Ravens really burn a second-round pick on adding another running back to their already crowded group?
If the Ravens drafted Henry in Round 2, it would definitely spark plenty of debate. But the draft’s unpredictability is part of what makes it alluring.
Rotoworld also ranks the Ravens’ three biggest needs in this order – edge rusher, offensive line, and inside linebacker.
I agree that an edge rusher is the Ravens’ top need. That’s why I think Bosa will be the Ravens’ choice if he falls to No. 6.
If the Ravens can’t get Bosa, I think taking linebacker Myles Jack of UCLA, or defensive lineman DeForest Buckner of Oregon, or cornerback Vernon Hargreaves of Florida would fit better than taking left tackle Ronnie Stanley of Notre Dame. The Ravens need an impact player on defense more than they need an offensive lineman. Either John Urschel or Ryan Jensen is capable of starting at left guard to replace Kelechi Osemele, and Eugene Monroe can handle left tackle well enough - if he can just stay healthy.