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Ravens News 4/8: Perfect WR prospect, 2016 draft re-do and more

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2016 NFL Draft do-over: Dak Prescott goes No. 15 to Browns - Lance Zierlein

6. RAVENS

Chris Jones, DL

School: Mississippi State

The actual pick here -- Ronnie Stanley -- has been solid for the Ravens, but Jones is a monster and fits perfectly in the Ravens’ defensive front.

Actual pick: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame.

In this exercise, Zierlein re-drafts Ronnie Stanley to Indianapolis at #18. He also places Matt Judon in the first round at #30 to the Panthers.

Ranking All 32 NFL Teams’ Running Back Situations, Best to Worst - Conor Orr

23. Baltimore Ravens

Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon, De’Lance Turner, Christopher Ezeala, Tyler Ervin

This is a backfield I expect will improve in the draft. John Harbaugh was clear in his desire to add running backs who can protect the ball and get upfield, especially if Baltimore is all in on this new attack helmed by Lamar Jackson.

This ranking seems a bit low for the ultra productive Baltimore backfield. Pittsburgh slots in at 11th, Cincinnati at 12th and Cleveland at 20th.

2019 NFL Draft’s ‘gold jacket’ prospects; the Josh Jacobs debate - Bucky Brooks

Garrett Bradbury, C, N.C. State: The blue-collar worker in the pivot is a rare find -- an athletic center with exceptional movement skills and explosive power. Bradbury consistently owns nose tackles at the point of attack, while also displaying the ability to climb and latch onto linebackers on zone-based runs. With Bradbury showcasing outstanding communication skills and a high football IQ, the N.C. State standout could look like a 10-year veteran when he steps onto the NFL gridiron as a rookie in September.

Brooks mentions Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson Jr. as a late riser who might be the best cornerback in this class.

BUILDING THE PERFECT WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECT - Brad Kelly

PHYSICAL PROFILE: HAKEEM BUTLER

ATHLETIC PROFILE: MILES BOYKIN

Not too far behind Butler in the size department, Miles Boykin checked in at 220 pounds. Most wide receivers his size will run a bit slower or be less explosive than their smaller counterparts. But, that wasn’t the case with Boykin. With excellent straight-line speed, explosiveness and agility

ROUTE RUNNING: STANLEY MORGAN JR.

Stanley Morgan Jr. has the most nuanced, varied route running in the class. With above average explosiveness through route breaks, technical refinement and the awareness to alter his stems based on defensive coverages.

BALL SKILLS: A.J. BROWN

RELEASES/BEATING PRESS COVERAGE: TERRY MCLAURIN

McLaurin has the necessary speed and agility to thrive through the contact window. His experience as a punt gunner gives him a natural feel for closing space down and hand usage while facing press coverage.

Miles Boykin and Stanley Morgan Jr. are potential Day 3 selections. The 2019 receiver crop is exceptionally deep.