Breshad Perriman (left) may be the latest diamond in the rough that Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome (right) has unearthed in his incredible tenure.
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Another year, another draft success story for Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, who appears to have given the team both their No. 1 wide receiver of the future along with their TE of the future – not to mention plenty of depth in a draft where they finished with an impressive nine total selections.
Can this new class be the catalyst to their first AFC North title since 2012? Time will tell.
Here is the Ravens’ 2015 draft class:
Round 1, Pick 26 – WR Breshad Perriman – Once a key target for UCF QB Blake Bortles (now with the Jaguars), Perriman’s combination of size and speed may be one of the most impressive among any of the top receiving prospects. He’ll come in and likely replace disgruntled WR Torrey Smith immediately.
Round 2, Pick 55 – TE Maxx Williams – As one of the top TE prospects in the draft, the Ravens may have gotten decent second round steal with Williams, who will likely take over for oft-injured TE Dennis Pitta or just win the position battle outright.
Round 3, Pick 90 – DT Carl Davis – The Ravens needed to find a replacement for All-World DT Haloti Ngata – they got a guy who could be just that with Davis.
Round 4, Pick 122 – DE Za’Darius Smith – One of several fourth round picks who will have to fight tooth and nail to earn a starting spot, Smith has gone up against the best offensive lines the SEC has to offer.
Round 4, Pick 125 – RB Javorius Allen – A perfectly-sized RB with a nose for the endzone, Allen scored 25 rushing TDs in two seasons as a starter with the USC Trojans. He’ll make for an excellent 1-2 punch with Justin Forsett if his skills translate into the NFL.
Round 4, Pick 136 – CB Tray Walker – A bit of a project at CB, Walker may have to settle for a dime package role on a team that is slowly but surely building a once great secondary.
Round 5, Pick 171 – TE Nick Boyle – Likely an insurance policy in case Dennis Pitta isn’t ready to return to form, Boyle can probably handle some of the blocking in double-TE sets and special teams duties.
Round 5, Pick 176 – G Robert Myers – The Ravens can always use more goal-line blockers. We’ll see if Myers can make the cut.
Round 6, Pick 204 – WR Darren Waller – Though he wasn’t very productive at Georgia Tech, Waller was a speedster with 19.0 yards/catch.