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Ravens collected a lot of talent during the draft

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Before the 2016 NFL Draft, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said via that the recent draft classes haven't met the standards of the Ravens organization.

After the 2016 NFL Draft, Newsome is as happy as ever because he, Ravens assistant general manager Eric Decosta and everyone else in the Ravens scouting department did a good job of selecting important talent from round one through round six. Newsome thinks that the Ravens have a lot of good players to look forward to after drafting 11 in total this past weekend.

On paper, this really seems like the most impressive draft the Ravens have had in a while. I'm not saying this because Ozzie is happy. I really feel like the Ravens went into the draft on a mission to make sure that the Ravens got the best player that fits the schemes the organization wants to run.

I feel like the Ravens valued its first round pick like it valued the sixth round pick. The Ravens really didn't go after projects. The Ravens didn't reach for any player in the late rounds. Whatever player that was the best available to the team, the Ravens drafted them.

Look at all of the 11 draft picks:

  • First round OT Ronnie Stanley
  • Second round OLB Kamalei Correa
  • Third round DE Bronson Kaufusi
  • Fourth round CB Tavon Young
  • Fourth round WR Chris Moore
  • Fourth round OT Alex Lewis
  • Fourth round DT Willie Henry
  • Fourth round RB Kenneth Dixon
  • Fifth round OLB Matt Judon
  • Fifth round WR Keenan Reynolds
  • Sixth round CB Maurice Canady

I can look at all of these players listed and honestly believe that all of them have the potential to be serious contributors to this team. The Ravens did an awesome job in this draft and I think it will pay dividends when the 2016 season starts.

Every Ravens fan should be excited.