The Ravens, once again, did not trade back in the draft. Instead, they’ve taken S DeShon Elliott with the 16th pick in the sixth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
With pick No. 190, we have selected Texas S DeShon Elliott! pic.twitter.com/8H1oj2oJA1— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 28, 2018
According to Pro Football Focus, Elliott is a machine in the tackling department:
The Ravens add sure tackling Texas safety DeShon Elliott, who ranked 15th among draft eligible safeties in tackle efficiency in 2017 (12.7) pic.twitter.com/lgLhIlAst7— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 28, 2018
The expected fourth- or fifth-round pick slides to Baltimore in the middle of the sixth-round, and now they have another safety to learn under the tutelage of Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson.
NFL.com Draft Profile overview
Elliott has good size and is a physical defender who will need to play near the line of scrimmage to take advantage of his aggressiveness and minimize his athletic limitations. Scouts say he loves the game including the work that goes into it so he has a good shot of sticking on a roster as a backup strong safety with immediate coverage ability on kickoffs and punts. His draft stock will be tied heavily to his Combine workout.