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NFL Draft: Ravens pick DE Zach Sieler

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With the final pick in Ozzie Newsome’s illustrious career as General Manager of the Baltimore Ravens, the franchise selects, Zach Sieler, DE, Ferris State.

To try and not take away from the young man on this great day, let’s talk about the player, not the general manager.

Sieler is a proto-typical big-man on the line. He stands 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds. In the seventh, this isn’t a bad spot, due to his draft projection anywhere from the fifth- to seventh-round. My first draft as a writer, I covered how Brandon Williams was going to produce at the NFL level due to constantly abusing the small-school talent around him. Sieler feels the same, as he man-handled players game-after-game, play-after-play. He did run on the end in a 4-3, but here with Baltimore he can jump around inside and outside. I think he does have the tools to become a starter, but I certainly I expect him to contribute as a depth player for the Ravens in the coming season. I really like this pick here in the seventh.