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2016 NFL Draft: Getting to know the Ravens' Day Three selections

The final day of the draft brings a lot of unfamiliar faces to the team, let's find out about the Ravens' best and brightest.

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The closing rounds of the NFL Draft bring a lot of unheralded names into the fold. We cheer when the picks are announced without even knowing who these guys are.

But fear not, while many of these players are known by few when their names are called on draft day, quite a few of them will become household names by the time they hang up the cleats.

So let's take a look and find out more about the Ravens' newest players that joined the team on day three of the draft.

Tavon Young, 4th round, 104th overall selection

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  • Position: CB
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 183 lbs.
  • College: Temple

Collegiate Stats

Defense & Fumbles

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Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2012 Temple Big East DB 10 9 3 12 2.0 1.5 2 -5 -2.5 0
2013 Temple American SO DB 11 41 10 51 1.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 5 0 1
2014 Temple American JR DB 11 22 1 23 0.0 0.0 4 153 38.3 0 9 1 0
2015 Temple American SR DB 11 29 12 41 5.0 1.0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Career Temple 101 26 127 8.0 2.5 7 157 22.4 0 21 1 1

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Plays bigger and more physically than his listed height/weight. Drives through receivers with force at the point of the catch and can jar the ball free. Plays with winning ball skills. Grabbed four interceptions and had 14 passes defensed in 2014. Crowds receivers upfield and gets his head around to find the ball. Will violently rip and thrash at the ball to prevent a catch. Comfortable in bail coverage.

WEAKNESSES

Teeny­-tiny. Gets grabby and starts to maul when running with big receivers. Flagged for five pass interference penalties this season. Doesn’t have twitch or fluid change of direction found in most smallish corners. Gets caught guessing on route recognition. Open to a side early and, at times, in the wrong direction. Feet are clunky when opening up to run with receivers. Narrow base from backpedal brings balance issues affecting his closing burst.

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Due to his small size, it's hard to see Young playing outside the numbers as a starting cornerback. However, with his intensity, there's reason to believe that Young could be a great nickel cornerback, especially in the slot. Should injuries arise, Young would likely be front in line to move up the depth chart and into a starting role. If he manages to impress in camp however, Young could just grab the nickel spot with talent alone.

Christopher Moore, 4th round, 107th overall

  • Position: WR
  • Height" 6' 1"
  • Weight: 206 lbs.
  • College: Cincinnati

Collegiate Stats

Receiving & Rushing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2012 Cincinnati Big East WR 12 4 113 28.3 2 4 113 28.3 2
*2013 Cincinnati American SO WR 13 45 645 14.3 9 2 16 8.0 0 47 661 14.1 9
*2014 Cincinnati American JR WR 11 30 673 22.4 8 0 0 0 30 673 22.4 8
2015 Cincinnati American SR WR 11 40 870 21.8 7 2 10 5.0 0 42 880 21.0 7
Career Cincinnati 119 2301 19.3 26 4 26 6.5 0 123 2327 18.9 26

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Has good size and long arms for his position. Long­-strider with build­up speed used to get on top of cornerbacks who don't show him proper vertical respect. Saw 33 percent of his catches this season go for 25-plus yards and averaged almost 22 yards per catch over last two seasons. Frame to break tackles in open field. Not afraid to roam the middle of the field. Adequate ball tracking skills. Finds ball early, adjusts routes as needed and flashes some ability to make the tough, downfield catch.

WEAKNESSES

Limited receiver. Benefited from high percentage of free-release snaps against Bearcats' opponents. Straight­-liner with hip stiffness limiting sink into breaks and sudden change of direction. Shows some balance issues against press coverage. When crowded off snap, slow to adjust and get into routes. Upright into breaks and routes can be dull and unfocused. Juking defenders after catch isn't his forte. Allows throws into his frame and defaults to body­ catching. Had nine drops over last two seasons.


What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Much like last season, the wide receiver situation is going to have to shake out over the course of camp. The depth chart is really crowded, and we're going to see a plethora of young talent battling it out for just a few spots. Where Moore winds up for Week 1 is really anyone's guess.

Alex Lewis, Round 4, 130th overall

  • Position: OT
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 312 lbs.
  • College: Nebraska

Workout Results


40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL
5.22 3.03 1.82 27 29 1/2 8'4" 4.72 7.94

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Has some toughness to his game and will meet a physical challenge. Has a clean, balanced set­up in pass protection and keeps his head back and hands punch­-ready. Generally uses well-­timed punch with inside hand coming first. Understands his physical limitations and sets out on defensive ends quickly to counter. Able to generate some play at the tackle spot.

WEAKNESSES

Plodding feet limit him. Slow to step into angle blocks and has issues operating consistently on outside zone plays. Not quick enough to be counted on for reach blocks. Pad level too high to unlock hips for maximum leverage and pop in run game. Needs to get better at sinking hips as bull rush mounts. Play strength is very average and leads to balance issues. Will lunge rather than working feet into position. Punch needs to be more crisp and quick.

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Davis looks like he's NFL-ready as far as intangibles and tools go. Physically however, he might not all be there. Davis will certainly need some time to adjust to the pros, and I certainly that he won't crack the starting lineup to begin the year. Davis will probably serve as a backup tackle and play in an auxiliary role to starting tackles Ronnie Stanley, Eugene Monroe and Ricky Wagner.

Willie Henry, 4th round, 132nd overall

  • Position: DT
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 303 lbs.
  • College: Michigan


Collegiate Stats

Defense & Fumbles

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2013 Michigan Big Ten FR DT 10 15 16 31 2.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Michigan Big Ten SO DT 8 12 8 20 5.5 3.0 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 0
2015 Michigan Big Ten SR DT 13 13 21 34 10.0 6.5 0 0 0 2 0 0
Career Michigan 40 45 85 18.0 9.5 1 7 7.0 0 2 0 0

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Comes off snap with low pad level and is usually the leverage winner. Has strong base and lands heavy-handed strike with initial punch to jar blockers. Powerful enough to stack and 2­-gap. Plays with good football awareness and senses trap blocks coming. Has a good feel for down ­blocks and double teams, and can brace up to limit their effectiveness. Well versed in twist game with effective picks and quickness to come off pick and attack the quarterback. Big closing burst to get home when he smells quarterback. Finished season with 6.5 sacks. Surprising upfield burst when allowed to rush from defensive end.

WEAKNESSES

Can be undisciplined pre-­snap with five encroachment penalties this year. Drops head and eyes off the snap and plays with too much waist­-bending upon initial contact. Needs to unlock his juice off the snap to control neutral zone and make more tackles for losses. Cut blocks chop him down with ease. Plays with turned shoulders and narrow base when flowing with run plays which allow blockers to wash him down. Needs a more varied rush attack.


What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Henry was a huge value pick for the Ravens in a class deep with pass rushers. I've got no doubts about him and believe that he can certainly start for the Ravens down the road. In the mean time, Henry might have to sit behind some of the Ravens vast depth on the defensive line. I foresee Henry and third-round selection Bronson Kaufusi competing for reps during camp.

Kenneth Dixon, 4th round, 134th overall

  • Position: HB
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • College: Louisiana Tech

Collegiate Stats

Rushing & Receiving

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Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2012 Louisiana Tech WAC RB 12 200 1194 6.0 27 10 35 3.5 1 210 1229 5.9 28
2013 Louisiana Tech CUSA SO RB 10 151 917 6.1 4 14 85 6.1 1 165 1002 6.1 5
*2014 Louisiana Tech CUSA JR RB 14 253 1299 5.1 22 30 385 12.8 6 283 1684 6.0 28
2015 Louisiana Tech CUSA SR RB 11 198 1073 5.4 19 33 464 14.1 7 231 1537 6.7 26
Career Louisiana Tech 802 4483 5.6 72 87 969 11.1 15 889 5452 6.1 87

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Hungry runner who almost never gives in to the defender. Light on his feet using outstanding jump ­cut and lateral quickness to sidestep danger in the backfield and create a positive play. Elusiveness on second level often leaves tacklers grasping at air. Able to string moves together and hit the explosive play. Despite being keyed on, still creates yardage for himself. Determined and competitive. Accelerates through initial contact and squeezes carries for everything he can. Averaged almost twice as many yards per carry after first contact (3.3) than before first contact (1.7). Greedy eater when endzone in his sights with 39 rushing touchdowns since 2014. Quick recognition of defensive flow and adjusts running lanes accordingly. Decisive runner with plus burst and ability to charge it up to his top speed instantly. Has very good feel for running lanes and tacklers and is able to navigate both without much wasted movement. Violent finisher for his size and enjoys thumping corners and safeties. Reliable pass catcher who can hurt teams out of the backfield.

WEAKNESSES

Very average thickness through lower half. Struggled with a knee injury in 2013 and missed two games in 2015 with an ankle injury. Physical running style could lead to durability concerns. Not as likely to slip out of side doors against substantially better competition. Average long speed makes him more slasher than home-run hitter. Competitive resolve leads him to try and do too much on some snaps. Base narrows in space and can be susceptible to shoestring tackles. Aggression and competitiveness as a runner isn'’t as readily available in pass protection. Needs to improve ball security. Has fumbled 13 times over last three seasons.

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Dixon is a really good player. No question about it. His innate pass catching ability also makes him the draft's best pass-catching back. He's a great fit in the Trestman scheme for that reason. Unforunately for Dixon. he'll probably have to play second fiddle to Justin Forsett and Buck Allen this season.

Matt Judon. 5th round, 182nd overall selection

  • Position: DE
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 275 lbs.
  • College: Grand Valley State

Collegiate Stats

STATISTICS CATEGORY OVERALL CONF
Solo tackles 37 38th 19 104th
Assists 44 19th 24 56th
Tackles 81 24th 43 83rd
Tackles per game 5.4 61st 4.3 96th
Sacks 20 1st 13.5 1st
Sack yards 127 1st 97 1st
Interceptions - - - -
Returned for touchdown - - - -
Fumble recoveries 2 2nd 2 2nd

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Massive production after pulverizing his competition this year. Finished with 20 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Chiseled body with natural power baked into his compact frame and exceptionally long arms. Was too powerful for many of the tackles he faced. Rushes passer with a plan. Uses rip moves around the edge and ties an inside counter with it. Keeps track to the quarterback tight along the arc. Has inside club move to clear up space.

WEAKNESSES

Square shouldered rusher who can be run up and around the quarterback by tackles with decent feet and strength. Will miss out on some finishes due to some lower body stiffness. Cruises along without making proper use of hands. Level of competition along offensive line is substantially lower than what he will see in pros. Tore an ACL two years ago and missed East-West Shrine Game invitation due to "tweaked meniscus."

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Judon is a beast, as evidenced by the fact that he led college football in sacks last season. But the truth is, he's a little raw. Judon will definitely be seeing a lot of the bench this season.

Keenan Reynolds, 6th round, 182nd overall

  • Position: WR (QB/RB)
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • College: Navy

Collegiate Stats

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2012 Navy Ind QB 13 162 649 4.0 10 162 649 4.0 10
*2013 Navy Ind SO QB 13 300 1346 4.5 31 0 0 0 300 1346 4.5 31
*2014 Navy Ind JR QB 11 250 1191 4.8 23 0 0 0 250 1191 4.8 23
2015 Navy American SR QB 13 265 1373 5.2 24 1 47 47.0 0 266 1420 5.3 24
Career Navy 977 4559 4.7 88 1 47 47.0 0 978 4606 4.7 88

Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

As with most option quarterbacks, has heart for days as a runner and competitor. Elevated sense of purpose when play neared the goal line. Cashed in with 78 rushing touchdowns over the last three seasons. Can make himself slippery and rarely takes direct shots unless he seeks out the contact. Forced 23 missed tackles this season. Has plus vision with a great sense of when to cut it up and when to finish his runs. Runs with outstanding balance through contact. Elite intelligence and locker room leader.

WEAKNESSES

Doesn't have the frame or leg thickness of full­-time, NFL running back. More slippery than shifty as a runner. Lacking dynamic one-­cut ability to hit holes with burst. Thin lower half makes his running style slightly top ­heavy in space. Has to prove he can catch the football as a running back. Not strong enough to extend runs through force. Credited with just two broken tackles over his last 515 carries. Ball security is a concern. Had 32 fumbles with 18 lost during his time at Navy.

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Reynolds is a versatile offensive weapon, but I'm not sure if he has what it takes to stay on the roster. The Ravens have a bunch of talent at both receiver and running back, and I'm not really sure that Reynolds is a NFL-caliber quarterback either. It's going to be an uphill battle for Reynolds in the NFL.

Maurice Canady, 6th round, 209th overall

  • Position: CB
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 193 lbs.
  • College: Virginia

Collegiate Stats

Defense & Fumbles

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Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2012 Virginia ACC DB 11 22 6 28 0.0 0.0 2 39 19.5 0
2013 Virginia ACC SO CB 9 27 17 44 2.0 2.0 0 0 0 8 0 1
2014 Virginia ACC JR CB 12 23 14 37 1.5 0.0 3 69 23.0 0 12 0 1
2015 Virginia ACC SR CB 11 29 8 37 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Career Virginia 101 45 146 6.5 2.0 5 108 21.6 0 26 0 2


Scouting Report

(NFL.com)

STRENGTHS

Above average height for the position. Has experience playing from slot and outside. Light on his feet. Relatively smooth hip turn and foot quickness to mirror and match the receiver. Plays with desired balance and body control for lateral change of direction. Good short area ball reaction. More disciplined in his play this season after giving up too many big plays in 2014. Instinctive and shows tendency recognition that comes from film study and retention of coaching. Leary of double moves. Processes quickly. Plays with adequate transitional quickness to react to what is eyes are seeing.

WEAKNESSES

Scouts concerned about ability to carry long speed. Torched for six touchdowns in 2014. Opens out of backpedal extremely early for fear of being beaten over the top. Ball production (passes defensed and interceptions) plummeted in 2015 showing fear of playing tight. No interceptions this season. Played so far off receivers that challenging throws became impossible. Tall, tight backpedal. Doesn’t have juice to quickly close separation when asked to turn and run. Unable to find ball frequently when beaten over the top. Lightweight. Pushed around in the red zone by bigger targets. Ankle­-biter as tackler with inconsistent effort and desire. Passed up opportunities to stick his nose in.

What role does he play for the Ravens this season?

Canady is definitely a project cornerback. He'll need to be developed for a few seasons before we really know what he can do. I'd be very surprised at all if Canady sees any in-game action this season.