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Ravens 2019 Draft: Day 3 instant reactions

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Baltimore Beatdown staff’s instant reactions to the Ravens 2019 Draft Day 3 selections:

Justice Hill, Running Back, Oklahoma State

DeCosta adds another exciting playmaker on offense. Hill is a shifty, aggressive runner with breakaway speed. His skillset rounds out the Ravens running back committee perfectly. - Vasilis Lericos


Justice Hill was the most productive RB in the Big-12. His jump cutting ability allows him to change direction and fly through holes. He was the combine’s most impressive RB. Hill’s receiving ability will allow him to split out wide. He can also factor in the return game. This pick makes a ton of sense, and he will most certainly join the 4x100 team of Lamar Jackson, Hollywood Brown and Miles Boykin. Speed kills, and the Ravens are becoming the grim reaper. - Spencer Schultz


Hill was personally one of my favorite running backs in the draft. He’s the exact type of back the Ravens were looking for. Hill has legit home-run ability with game-breaking speed and he’s an adept receiver out of the backfield. He’ll add a new element to the Ravens backfield. - Frank J. Platko


DeCosta added yet another offensive skill player in running back Justice Hill. Hill brings even more speed to the offense with a 4.4 40-yard dash. Hill will complement a running back room that was filled with power backs. He could find his way onto the field a considerable amount as a rookie. This is yet another sold pick by DeCosta. - Dustin Cox


Vasilis hit it right on the nose during the Baltimore Beatdown podcast when he mentioned the Ravens may build a track team around QB Lamar Jackson. On any given play, a scoring threat will always be on the field. Defenses will be forced to stay back in coverage due to the speed and explosiveness, allowing Lamar Jackson to find easier passes due to separation, or take off for huge gains. This flock looks ready to fly into the endzone. - Kyle P. Barber

Ben Powers, Guard, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma to Baltimore pipeline continues. An experienced, accomplished blocker, Powers brings a nasty disposition to the field. Not the most athletic lineman, he is a powerful and technically sound mauler. With improvement, Powers should compete with James Hurst, Alex Lewis and Bradley Bozeman for a starting job at left guard. - Vasilis Lericos


Ben Powers is a capable starter at left guard. He is an outstanding pass protector, but needs to toughen up in the run game a bit. Oklahoma has now surpassed Alabama as the Ravens official pipeline. Tony Jefferson, Mark Andrews, Hollywood Brown and Orlando Brown Jr. get another Sooner. Powers will challenge incumbent starter Alex Lewis for snaps. - Spencer Schultz


DeCosta takes yet another Sooner player in guard Ben Powers. Powers will enter the competition for the starting left guard position. DeCosta is loading up on offense for his young quarterback, which is a welcomed change for the organization. - Dustin Cox


Powers pass protection is supposed to be a strength which will very much help Lamar Jackson’s progress this season. Similar to Pittsburgh with day two receivers, I implicitly trust the Ravens when it comes to mid round O-Lineman. Powers cuts the figure of a guy who’s physical traits alone guarantee some time on the field, and the Ravens have shown an ability to coach up line players in the past. Another solid choice in round 4.- Jacob Louque


Getting Ben Powers here in the fourth round is a nice find. Michael Jordan also would have been a desirable option, but the Oklahoma connection is real. Powers can challenge for a starting spot immediately and at the very least, he’ll be a quality depth piece. Really solid in pass protection. Boomer Sooner. - Frank J. Platko


Going out and finding a tough SOB who loves to battle in the trenches is a solid move, here. If they have the spirit and heart to go out and fight, they’re a Raven. It only helps that Ben is another Oklahoma Sooner, which builds camaraderie early in the locker room as he joins Orlando Brown Jr., Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown. - Kyle P. Barber

Iman Marshall, Defensive Back, Southern California

Marshall is a former bluechip recruit who starred for four seasons on the Trojans defense. A long, physical corner at the collegiate level, Iman could transition to safety in the the pros due to his willingness to tackle and his instincts in coverage. This was a nice value selection for Baltimore. In 2019, Marshall will push recently drafted players at several spots in the defensive backfield. - Vasilis Lericos


Iman Marshall is a scheme fit for the Ravens, who love long press corners. He was highly touted coming out of high school, and allows the Ravens to have leave training camp with injury insurance. The fight between Marshal, Maurice Canady and Anthony Averett for the final CB roster spots will be one of the highlights of training camp. - Spencer Schultz


Marshall is a big, physical cornerback with ideal size for press coverage. I’m not sure if the Ravens could have landed him later in the draft, but I trust DeCosta’s judgement. Not overly ecstatic with this pick given the other players available, such as D’Andre Walker and Mack Wilson, whom I think would have been better selections. Marshall does add some competition to the cornerback position and could be insurance if Jimmy Smith and/or Brandon Carr are gone next year. - Frank J. Platko


After watching this team lose a full roster’s worth of cornerbacks years ago, I’m all aboard the, “Never can have enough corners,” train. Marshall sounds a bit raw but his size is something to be excited about. I don’t expect him to usurp Jimmy, Marlon or Tavon in year one, but he can be developed for the future. I’m okay with this pick. - Kyle P. Barber

Daylon Mack, Defensive Tackle, Texas A&M

A typical wide-bodied run plugger, Mack can also push the pocket on occasion. Throughout this draft, the Ravens front office has struck a balance, alternating between prospects full of upside and proven, safe players. Mack falls into the latter category, but even at a non-premium position, his pedigree makes this selection a value pick. - Vasilis Lericos


Daylon Mack was a one-year starter at DT for TAMU. He was one of the more efficient DT at creating interior pressure on passing downs. This pick figures to have Ozzie Newsome’s fingerprints all over it. I can’t remember the last time the Ravens didn’t add to the defensive line in an NFL draft, and that remains the trend. - Spencer Schultz


The Ravens have drafted a defensive lineman in each draft since 2008. It makes sense, too, as they battle in a rough-and-tough AFC North division which pays close attention to the trenches. Mack was underwhelming for TAMU until they changed the coaching staff before his senior season, and then he doubled his tackles for loss from 5.0 to 10.0, including 5.5 sacks. With defensive line coach Joe Cullen, expect Mack to develop into a solid rotational player or greater. - Kyle P. Barber


My initial reaction was “who?”, but after doing some more digging into the player, not a bad pick at all. Daylon Mack is a physical beast, much like Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce. A productive senior season hints his overall body of work in college, which left much to be desired, is misleading. Mack could be a nice diamond in the rough find with this pick. - Frank J. Platko

Trace McSorely, Quarterback, Penn State

A decorated and productive prospect, McSorely should be a valuable backup to Lamar Jackson in the Ravens scheme. Mediocre arm talent is offset by his ability to pick up yards with his legs. A logical selection for this offense and depth chart. - Vasilis Lericos


Trace McSorley is the winningest QB in Penn State’s illustrious history. He is a high character person, and will play like a Raven. Where he plays, though, will be the more interesting storyline. McSorleys 4.12 short shuttle and 7.09 3-cone drill suggest he has the feet of a slot receiver. Roman should have some fun with this one. RG3, McSorley and Lamar could all be on the field at the same time this season. - Spencer Schultz


Baltimore finds a way to grab a guy who may in fact see the field this season in round 6. McSorley in all likelihood won’t be a franchise QB for anyone, but his athleticism ensures he’ll make a team somehow, and he’s tailor made for this one. He’s a competitor and a winner from a big program, which is something Baltimore loves in their draft picks, and while he’s being groomed to become Lamar Jackson’s eventual backup, he’ll likely see some time in spots a-la Taysom Hill. - Jacob Louque


This is an athlete pick and testing if the Ravens can find a spot for McSorley on the roster. He ran a 4.57 second 40-yard dash and he is a smart player. We’ll see if McSorley can battle hard enough to win a coveted roster spot, but it will be interesting to see if a backup quarterback spot emerges in training camp. - Kyle P. Barber


The Ravens continue to transform their offense with the addition of Trace McSorley. The former Nittany Lion won’t see the field at quarterback next season but could be used sparingly as a gadget-player, much like Taysom Hill in New Olreans. No harm in taking a flier on him with their final pick of the draft. - Frank J. Platko