Baltimore Ravens: 2016 NFL Draft Grades

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Ronnie Staley (Notre Dame) is selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the number six overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Ronnie Staley (Notre Dame) is selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the number six overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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It seems like every season somehow or some way, Baltimore Ravens’ General Manager Ozzie Newsome finds a way to turn the worst of a situation into a way of benefiting the team and their future. In the off-season, the signings of Eric Weddle, Benjamin Watson, and Mike Wallace should have excited some because of the talent and leadership (maybe not all) brings along with them but this isn’t where the team should have stopped in collecting talent.

The Ravens had an eleven draft picks to help bring in the wave of new and younger players. Many of those rookies will see valuable playing time and should help build a cornerstone part of their new look. After a horrendous 2015 season, Newsome has started the gears of rebuilding the once dominant team that rules the AFC North.

The the Ravens’ 2016 draft class is deep with talent, it highlights with explosive players like Ronnie Stanley, Kamalei Correa, Bronson Kaufusi, and Kenneth Dixon who all should valuable playing time in 2016. Let’s take a look through each draft pick and evaluate how they are going to fit with the team next season.

Here’s a list of the team’s draft picks:

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    • Round 1, Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
    • Round 2, Kamalei Correa LB Boise State
    • Round 3, Bronson Kaufusi DE BYU
    • Round 4, Tavon Young CB Temple
    • Round 4, Chris Moore WR Cincinnati
    • Round 4, Alex Lewis OT Nebraska
    • Round 4, Willie Henry DL Michigan
    • Round 4, Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech
    • Round 5, Matt Judon OLB Grand Valley State
    • Round 6, Keenan Reynolds OW Navy
    • Round 6, Maurice Canady CB Virginia

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