When it comes to the time period that is post-draft, you will see many opinions by the media of who did the best job, who got the most talent, and who "won" the draft itself. While this is mainly done because its the NFL's "dead period" before the start of OTA's, mini-camp, and training camp, it is interesting to speculate how teams really did during the draft. Still, you can't ever determine the quality of a draft until at least three or four years from now, because while Chicago Bears fans are currently not happy with their teams selection of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, they might be singing a different tune in a few years.
That being said, NFL.com writer Dan Parr decided to rank each teams talent acquired in the draft using only players in NFL.com senior analyst, and former Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams executive, Gil Brandt's 150 prospect rankings. Parr used a points system to determine his list.
In his team rankings, Parr has the Ravens at No. 5 in terms of who got the best talent out of the three days of the draft. Parr gave Baltimore 438 points for the 5 players they drafted on Brandt's prospect list. Parr states:
"While it might not have the star power of some other top classes, the Ravens join the Browns, Saints, and Chargers as the only teams to land at least three players from Brandt's top 50. Like the Redskins, they also opted to double-down on Crimson Tide defenders(Humphrey and Williams).
When it comes to Brandt's rankings, the three players that were in his top-50 were Humphrey, Williams and Chris Wormley. Tyus Bowser was ranked No. 68 and Nico Siragusa was at No. 111. In terms of Parr's points system, Humphrey garnered the most with 108, while Siragusa garnered the least with only 40 points.
Yes, there is no denying the Ravens and general manager Ozzie Newsome got some quality talent from this draft. Newsome continued to improve the secondary, built on the pass-rush for this year and the future, as well as added depth to the offensive line. Siragusa could very well start at left guard this year, moving Alex Lewis to the right tackle position.
Of course, like I mentioned before, we won't find out for sure how this Ravens draft class will pan out until three or four years from now. Newsome hopes that this class will produce in their rookie campaigns just like the 2016 class did last year. If they do, it will greatly increase the teams chances of seeing January football once again, and it will be a great sign for the next several years after 2017.