With the draft beginning in a few hours, I thought I would chime in with my thoughts on who the Ravens should pick up.
The Ravens have the 17th overall pick in the first round, kind of a middle of the pack pick, which still leaves plenty of room to pick up a game changer. I believe that game changer to be an offensive tackle for the Ravens. The best choice would be Greg Robinson out of Auburn. It’s not likely that he won’t have been picked by by then though. A more realistic option is probably Morgan Moses out of Virginia. He’s big and powerful and would be a good asset to have on the team.
Last season, the Ravens allowed 48 sacks on Joe Flacco. That’s an average of about three sacks per game. In my opinion, that is awful. Taking an offensive tackle in the first round would help that tremendously. Not only would this help the Ravens offense in the passing game, but in the running game as well. Over the years, our offense has been pretty dependent on Ray Rice to get the job done on the ground. Having Steve Smith in the lineup gives the offense a boost. However, that boost does nothing if the line can’t protect the quarterback.
I think an offensive tackle is the number one priority that the Ravens need to be looking at going into the draft tonight. They have a weak link at the position and need to fill it so their offense can work.
I’m excited to see what happens. Hopefully, the Ravens make some good decisions. I would love for them to get back into the playoffs and win another Super Bowl.