Updated top 10 draft order (3-round mock draft comes out tomorrow morning) pic.twitter.com/rNvEFCA0bt— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 8, 2015
There was some worry that the Baltimore Ravens finally hit their stride and would win a few more games to push them out of the top-10 in April's NFL Draft. While the season is far from over and the draft order will continue to change moving forward, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report is doing a mock draft with his updated projections.
With the fifth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select... Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III out of Florida.
The Ravens need help at a few different spots this offseason and it will be interesting to see who and where the Ravens decide to purge to get room in the cap. Currently, the Ravens need help with rushing the quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback. They could even look towards the offensive line as it is expected that they will be shedding a few of those players at the end of this season both for cost cutting measures and an inability to resign offensive guard Kelechi Osemele.
The choice of Hargreaves is a good one right now and a pick that will likely become popular among fans and analysts. As mentioned by Miller, Hargreaves will be able to come in and immediately start opposite veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith and gives the Ravens some options in the secondary for the first time in quite a while. Even though it doesnt address the pass rush spot, Baltimore will be getting back linebacker Terrell Suggs next season after his second Achilles tear, and they have linebacker Elvis Dumervil on the other side. Both players are getting older, but the Ravens have done well with finding impact players further down the draft board.
For a first look at who the Ravens could pick, it is an interesting selection and one of need. What do you think about it?