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2017: Ravens Mock Draft Monitor 2.0

Posted Feb 28, 2017

Here's a roundup of who draftniks think the Ravens will select at pick No. 16 in the first round. There’s still a wide range of players projected to Baltimore as the NFL Scouting Combine begins.


The NFL Scouting Combine begins today, and pundits are releasing their mock drafts before seeing the prospects take the field.

These picks will probably shift after seeing the players work out in Indianapolis, and there’s still a wide range of projections for the Ravens at No. 16.

For reference, here’s Mock Draft Monitor 1.0.

Mel Kiper, ESPN
Posted Feb. 15
CB Sidney Jones, Washington
Junior, 6-foot-0, 181 pounds; 2016 stats: 39 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 passes defensed
“The Ravens probably want to come out of the draft with more than one cornerback, so they might as well start early. Jones could add a little more muscle to his frame, but he has length and can flat-out cover, and if a QB makes a mistake, he can show off hands, pluck the ball and head the other way.”

Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
Posted Feb. 22
DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
Junior, 6-2, 250; 2016 stats: 61 tackles, 18 for loss, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
“McKinley burst onto the scene last year with an ultra-productive season as a pass rusher. He's relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback and still has room for more growth as a player.”

Chad Reuter, NFL Network
Posted Jan. 22
S Jamal Adams, LSU
Junior; 6-1, 213; 2016 stats: 76 tackles, 7.5 for loss, one interception, 4 passes defensed
“Adams is another safety who could go higher, but quarterback needs could push a very talented player to Baltimore (again).”

Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
Posted Feb. 27
DE Taco Charlton, Michigan
Senior, 6-6, 272; 2016 stats: 40 tackles, 10 sacks, 2 passes defensed
"Best name in the NFL Draft. Charlton is a 6-foot-6, 270-pound big boy who can get to the quarterback. Big program. Big production. Someone close to John Harbaugh who has a little coaching experience can vouch for him. The Ravens’ top pass rushers aren’t getting any younger. This could be a wise pick at 16.”

Dane Brugler, CBS Sports
Posted Feb. 27
RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
Junior, 5-11, 213; 2016 stats: 1,765 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 33 receptions, 488 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown
“The Ravens have a stable of average backs on the roster, which is one of the reasons they ranked near last in the NFL in rushing in 2016. Cook would help change that and open up the offense.”

Rob Rang, CBS Sports
Posted Feb. 13
S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
Junior, 6-1, 205; 2016 stats: 46 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed
“With starting safety Matt Elam a pending free agent and Eric Weddle poised to enter his 11th NFL season, the Ravens may very well be looking for help in the secondary in the 2017 draft. Peppers starred as a linebacker in 2016 but possesses the agility and speed to handle coverage.”

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports
Posted Feb. 22
WR Mike Williams, Clemson
Senior, 6-3, 225; 2016 stats: 98 catches, 1,361 yards, 11 touchdowns
“They have to get help outside for their passing game. They like Breshad Perriman, but they need someone else. Williams is a big, strong receiver.”

Will Brinson, CBS Sports
Posted Feb. 23
OLB Tim Williams, Alabama
Senior, 6-2, 252; 2016 stats: 31 tackles, 16 for loss, 9 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
“Ozzie Newsome loves him some Alabama players, and even though Williams has some major red flags he’s also got a ton of pass-rushing talent. There is a very good case for calling him one-dimensional, but that one dimension helps the Ravens in terms of getting after the passer. There are definitely some off-field issues here.”

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Posted Feb. 25
CB Teez Tabor, Florida
Junior, 6-0, 201; 2016 stats: 33 tackles, 1 sack, 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 6 passes defensed
“Tabor has great natural ball skills, but he will need to be coached up to be more consistent in staying with receivers downfield and improve as a tackler. Baltimore is a good place for that, with Jimmy Smith being a terrific current case in point.”

Ben Standig, CSN Mid-Atlantic
Posted Feb. 27
TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
Senior, 6-5, 249; 2016 stats: 45 receptions, 595 yards, 3 touchdowns
“At some point the Ravens must find an edge pass-rushing replacement for Terrell Suggs. They also must help Joe Flacco move closer to elite status with viable receivers. If Baltimore releases tight end Denns Pitta ahead of free agency, that receiver could come in the form of the 6-foot-6 Howard. The Alabama product dominated the Senor Bowl, only adding to his already formidable hype.”

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