PFF draft board: Baltimore Ravens

Analyst Gordon McGuinness takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit the Ravens' needs.

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PFF draft board: Baltimore Ravens

PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 franchises using our draft rankings and evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second-, and third-round picks, along with a team-specific draft board [scroll down to bottom of article] that includes every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the entry for the Baltimore Ravens: 

Round 1 (sixth overall)

Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The chances that quarterbacks go at Nos. 1 and 2 overall has increased the likelihood that one of the top prospects slips all the way to No. 6. Bosa isn’t a perfect scheme fit, but he does seem to be a prospect similar to Terrell Suggs in 2003. Our highest-graded edge defender in each of the past two seasons, he’d be an asset to the Ravens’ defense.

Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

There have been questions about the long term stability of Eugene Monroe at left tackle for the Ravens. Drafting Tunsil at pick No. 6 would be the highest that they have drafted an offensive tackle since Jonathan Ogden back in 1996. Tunsil allowed just five hurries from 351 pass-blocking snaps in 2015.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Is running back something of a luxury for the Ravens? Yes, but they could also do with a difference-maker out of the backfield. Elliott graded positively as a runner, receiver, and blocker in 2015, and walks into the NFL as a three-down back.

Round 2 (36th overall)

Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky

The Ravens need to add an impact pass-rusher, and if they don’t land Joey Bosa in Round 1, Spence would make sense in Round 2. Spence impressed at the Senior Bowl, registering a sack and six hurries from 28 pass rushes in the game that week.

Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss

While they have worked to improve the receiving options for Joe Flacco, that doesn’t mean Baltimore can’t look to strengthen the unit further by taking a chance on a talented player who could develop into a true No. 1 receiver. Thomas averaged 2.98 yards per route run in 2015, the fourth-most of any receiver in this draft class.

Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

The Ravens have Jeremy Zuttah, but they do need to consider the long-term situation in the middle of their offensive line. Kelly was our 15th-highest graded run-blocker amongst centers in this class, and allowed just 10 pressures in 2015.

Round 3 (70th overall)

Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama

With talk that the Ravens are moving Lardarius Webb to safety, the need to find a young cornerback is very real. Jones had the 13th-highest coverage grade amongst cornerbacks in this class, picking off two passes and breaking up five more.

Kamalei Correa, ED, Boise State

The Ravens really need to come out of the first three rounds with an edge defender, and, if they miss in Rounds 1 and 2, a player like Boise State’s Kamalei Correa would make a lot of sense. The 27th-highest-graded edge defender in this class, he racked up eight sacks, 12 hits, and 16 hurries in 2015.

Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

If they don’t select a receiver in the first two rounds of the draft, a prospect like Miller could be worth the risk here. The Ravens don’t have a desperate need for a receiver who can walk into this starting lineup, which suits Miller; despite being very raw at the position, he still forced eight missed tackles on 28 receptions in 2015.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardBaltimore Ravens Draft Board
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State31
DeForest BucknerDIOregon22
Jared GoffQBCal43
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss54
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State15
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State76
Myles JackLBUCLA67
Corey ColemanWRBaylor98
Josh DoctsonWRTCU109
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville810
William Jackson IIICBHouston1511
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1812
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1713
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1613
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1215
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1916
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2616
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2018
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2819
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1120
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3021
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3522
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2923
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2324
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4025
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3226
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2527
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2427
Eli AppleCBOhio State3129
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4530
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4630
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3632
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State1333
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5434
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2235
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1436
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5136
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4138
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5539
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3340
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2141
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6042
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3843
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4744
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6345
Ryan KellyCAlabama4246
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4947
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7148
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State6549
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4350
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6651
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2752
Christian WestermanGArizona State8553
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6954
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6255
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State7856
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6756
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5758
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5858
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7360
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7660
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8062
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10163
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5664
Joshua GarnettGStanford5065
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3965
Su'a CravensLBUSC4865
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8265
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9769
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7069
Joe DahlOTWashington State11271
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5272
Jeremy CashSDuke5372
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9474
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic9374
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9676
Devin LucienWRArizona State9276
Braxton MillerWROhio State9876
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6479
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama7780
Connor CookQBMichigan State7581
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State13882
Darian ThompsonSBoise State8383
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern8884
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11985
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3486
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5987
Vonn BellSOhio State9088
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8688
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3790
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9191
Darius LathamDIIndiana8492
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10893
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky10993
Tavon YoungCBTemple11595
Jake McGeeTEFlorida12396
Willie HenryDIMichigan9997
Demarcus AyersWRHouston15097
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8999
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118100
Maliek CollinsDINebraska61101
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State114101
Austin HooperTEStanford125103
Matt SkuraCDuke128104
Darron LeeLBOhio State81104
Alex CollinsRBArkansas87106
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State68107
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin74108
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State79109
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145110
Spencer DrangoGBaylor107111
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157112
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State102113
Austin BlytheCIowa203114
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180114
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173114
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss44117
Matt IoannidisDITemple124117
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132119
Devon CajusteTEStanford174120
Max TuerkCUSC113121
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182122
Devontae BookerRBUtah103123
David MorganTEUTSA153124
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72125
Jack AllenCMichigan State122126
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105127
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas126128
Cody KesslerQBUSC106128
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111130
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116131
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127132
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117133
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129134
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134135
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230136
Daniel LascoRBCal141137
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139137
Will ParksSArizona100139
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160139
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104139
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140142
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110143
Joey HuntCTCU189143
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222145
Jihad WardDIIllinois159145
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162145
Terrell LathanDITCU167145
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161145
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166145
Jayron KearseSClemson120151
Byron MarshallWROregon121151
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158153
Ryker MathewsGBYU164153
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131155
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148156
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168156
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170156
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175156
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178156
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169156
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135162
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137162
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95164
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142165
Keanu NealSFlorida176166
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130167
Artie BurnsCBMiami144168
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154168
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147168
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195171
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196171
Kevin HoganQBStanford143173
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149173
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194175
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197175
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136177
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155178
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187179
Alex LewisOTNebraska183179
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190179
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163182
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210183
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211183
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171185
Corey TindalCBMarshall172185
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179185
Connor McGovernGMissouri202188
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181189
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165190
Ian SeauEDGENevada219191
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220191
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208193
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177194
Cody CoreWROle Miss184195
Kenny LawlerWRCal193195
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151197
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146197
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200199
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199199
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201201
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206201
Blake MartinezLBStanford198201
Ted KarrasGIllinois213201
Teddy RubenWRTroy212201
Mike RoseEDGENC State223206
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244206
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246206
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228209
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156210
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207211
T.J. GreenSClemson217212
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215212
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214212
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218212
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216212
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185217
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188217
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225219
Jalen MillsCBLSU247219
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235219
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186222
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192222
Nick VigilLBUtah State205224
John TheusOTGeorgia231225
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232225
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233225
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241225
Jake BrendelCUCLA245225
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249225
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242225
Deion JonesLBLSU250225
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226225
Charone PeakeWRClemson229225
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236225
Trevor DavisWRCal239225
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227225
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204238
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209238
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234240
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240240
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248240
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221243
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224244
Boston StiversonGKansas State237245
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238245
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243245
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133248
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152248
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191248

| Analyst, Lead Special Teams Analyst

Gordon has worked at PFF since 2011, and now heads up the company’s special teams analysis processes. His work in-season focuses on college football, while he is also heavily involved in PFF’s NFL draft coverage.

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