The second day of the NFL draft was eventful and full of surprises, like the first. Here is the Baltimore Beatdown grading for the AFC North teams.
Sashi far, Sashi good. The Browns' GM with the team's namesake took some of those amassed picks and cashed them in, making strong D-line additions in Ogbah and Nassib, while adding a project with upside in Coleman. Kessler has a learning curve, some see this pick as a stretch, but he has a great QB tutor in Hugh Jackson and a built-in mentor in Robert Griffin III.
Tyler Boyd is a versatile gamer, U. of Pittsburgh's go-to guy last Fall, who knows what to do once he gets the ball. He could definitely develop into a compliment for A.J. Green's gamebreaking nature and is a good replacement for talent lost at that position. But, Cincinnati reached by pulling Vigil, who lacks the twitch athleticism that a 3rd rounder usually has.
The Steelers steal Sean Davis from the Maryland borders, and with good reason. If they are projecting him as a safety he has the size. speed, and smarts to make it hot--once he gets acclimated to NFL schemes and speed. Hargrave from SCSU, home of old school rap duo EPMD, is Strictly Business like them when it comes to production. Athletic and strong, he only needs to up his technique, which might take some time.
This might be the "unsexiest" draft ever for the Ravens, but also the darkhorse best. Fans will not have sweet dreams immediately about the 2nd day pickups, but will when they are still motoring in the 4th quarter of playoff games and wreaking havoc. Many pundits agree that Correa and Kaufusi are start-rotation material and immediately make the Ravens D-line depth better. Props to BaltimoreRavens.com Reporter Sarah Ellison, who called this move weeks ago. Coach Harbaugh likes the word "relentless" as a standard and these men personify it. Kaufusi is freaky-tall for a 5-technique DE. Consider that the Ravens have the defensive backs, right now, to cause many turnovers if the d-line is fast in getting to the QB. Folks, they just got faster.
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