In an effort to revive their secondary, Baltimore has added some fresh blood to their roster via draft. Virginia's Maurice Canady is joining the Ravens after their 209th overall selection. Canady is very much a late round flier who shows all of the talent in the world at times, but is also very easily beat at times, especially on the deep ball. We'll see what he's made of when he reports to camp, but right now it seems as if his target range is NFL backup.
Defense & Fumbles
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.
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. Doesnt 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.
Here is the Ravens' day three draft board.
RD 4 (104th overall) - Tavon Young, CB, Temple
RD 4 (107th overall) - Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati
RD 4 (130th overall) - Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
RD 4 (132nd overall) - Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
RD 4 (134th overall) - Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech
RD 5 (146th overall) - Matt Judon, DL, Grand Valley State
RD 6 (182nd overall) - Keenan Reynolds, WR, Navy
RD 6 (209th overall) - Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia