Though we all may be salivating over Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta's powerhouse 4th round draft, writer Mike Renner of ProFootballFocus shows fans a different perspective.
Best: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech (Rd. 4, No. 134)
Dixon could very well be the replacement for Ray Rice the Ravens have been searching for. We had a second-round grade on him and Dixon’s +8.1 receiving grade last year was tops in the draft class, with his elusive rating ranking second.
Worst: Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati (Rd. 4, No. 107)
In a fairly weak receiver class we didn’t see Moore being worthy of his fourth-round draft status. His big-play ability was far too erratic in college to see it translating well to the pros.
Renner makes valid arguments for Kenneth and Chris.
Baltimore found a suitable replacement with Justin Forsett, but a cap hit of $3.7 million as opposed to $95,900 is a hefty difference. With a post june 1st cut Justin Forsett's dead cap drops to a measly $700,000. That's $3 million in cap space for a tailback half-way to 31 years old fresh off a broken arm. This all does hinge on the fact Kenneth Dixon is a great NFL back worthy of the starting role of course.
Chris Moore in my mind is an emergency player if Breshad Perriman or Mike Wallace go down. The speed from either player will be lost, and Moore can pick up the slack. Now Chris Moore isn't on the same level of either receiver, but big play ability is still there. For comparison, Breshad's pro-day time (injured during combine) was released with 4.24-4.27 seconds. Mike Wallace was scorching at 4.33 seconds. Chris Moore isn't in that same area of greased lightning, but 4.53 is nothing to scoff at.