Tradewinds Will be Blowing
Mock Drafts, rumors, lies, deceit, pre-draft luncheons, hyperbole – it’s now all behind us and it’s finally time to get on with it. The NFL Draft is now upon us and here’s a look at some bold predictions for Day 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft and what will happen when the Ravens are on the clock.
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Today is the day…the day NFL front offices throughout the league label their Super Bowl. Only this one doesn’t come with a comparable consumption of guacamole.
But I digress…
As we do with so many Ravens-related topics, our staff has provided bold predictions for the NFL Draft. Here are mine. Wish me luck!
Two of the Ravens’ most coveted players begin to slide (Laremy Tunsil and Myles Jack) and as they do it will be hard to resist the strong overtures from the Miami Dolphins who desperately want to move up in the draft to select Ezekiel Elliott after the Cowboys take a pass on the premier Ohio State tailback, opting instead for his teammate Joey Bosa.
In the trade the Ravens get the 13th overall pick and the 42nd overall pick. The Ravens will use that 13th pick to select Myles Jack who has dropped dramatically due to fears about right knee cartilage.
Ozzie won’t put down the trading cap just yet.
He’ll then package the 36th overall pick and the 70th overall pick and send them to the Houston Texans to move back into the first round and select Noah Spence at No. 22.
The Ravens war room should be ecstatic over their Day 1 haul but the enthusiasm will be tempered by their glaring need for an offensive tackle given the uncertainties of Eugene Monroe. Keep the name of Germain Ifedi (offensive tackle) in mind on Day 2.
Let the games begin…