The Baltimore Ravens drafted seven players in the 2017 NFL Draft, and in a dream scenario they all become All-Pro talents and lead the Ravens to the greatest dynasty the National Football League has ever seen. The team dominates ten straight Super Bowls and Commissioner Roger Goodell splits the Ravens team apart for ‘football reasons’. But until this occurs, we the fans can have fun voting on which rookie impacts the team for the upcoming season.
Marlon Humphrey — A great up and coming cornerback, but with the addition of Brandon Carr it looks as though the Ravens will groom him into the professional league, rather than push him into the spotlight. This pick clearly points as a future move, rather than an immediate impact. This doesn’t mean he’ll be on the bench though, his skillset can help in dime packages and we may see him move in for heavy packages against big receiving units.
Tyus Bowser — Similar selection to Humphrey, Bowser is the hopeful future. His skill is both for now and the future. The Ravens, I suspect, are building Bowser into Terrell Suggs replacement. Don’t think he’ll only become a player for the future though, his skill in the pass-rush and coverage ability will translate in 2017.
Chris Wormley — A big defensive end from big blue, Wormley’s fight depends upon the roster position battle. Baltimore’s 3-4 front means he’s up against quite the depth chart.
- Michael Pierce
- Brent Urban
- Bronson Kaufusi
- Carl Davis
- Willie Henry
If Wormley can crack through and become a starter, expect an impact.
Tim Williams — My expected favorite for the vote. Williams is a hotshot pass-rush talent from Alabama, and one of the best since the program started. His relentless attack will truly help the Ravens become feared along the edges.
Nico Siragusa — The first offensive pick in this draft; the guard position is up for grabs and Siragusa has a shot. With Rick Wagner gone, the expectation is both center and right tackle will be filled with John Urschel and Alex Lewis, respectively. It’ll be interesting to watch which Raven starts in the left guard position.
Jermaine Eluemunor — Another guard in the draft, and another possibility along the offensive line. Jermaine can battle for the role alongside Siragusa, neither receiving favoritism means a clean roster position battle for the top spot.
Chuck Clark — A difficult mountain to trek for the sixth round safety, Clark comes up against Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson and re-signed Lardarius Webb. The expectation is Clark playing a depth role and special teams, more than defense. Baltimore Ravens fans know from Justin Tucker and Sam Koch, football is a three phase game.
Which Baltimore Ravens draft pick makes the biggest impact during their rookie season?
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