After the first two days filled with Ravens fans fears of never taking an offensive player in the draft, Ozzie Newsome makes the pick to fill the trenches.
The Ravens once again have a Siragusa on the squad, but he’s of no relation to Tony.
Siragusa was projected around the third or fourth round, meaning he’s a good value at the middle of the fourth.
NFL.com Bottom Line:
Three-year starter with a penchant for power, but lacking the functional lateral movement to do consistent work outside of his phone booth. Has an NFL-ready frame with the ability to open holes for the running back but will likely appeal to power teams only. Pass protection could be a recurring issue early in his career. —Lance Zierlein
Siragusa’s large, NFL-ready frame stands at 6’4” & 319 lbs. is a mauler. Nico will be a good addition with his capability to handle bull-rushers while also quick enough to pull.
Nico does have a ways to go, weaknesses are there. He’s not capable of reaching second-level when reach blocking and cut-off blocking. Too often he is caught reaching, rather than showing patience.
The Baltimore Ravens do have quite the guard to build Nico to NFL-caliber. Most fans have heard of him: Marshal Yanda.