Is Darron Lee better than Myles Jack? One film analyst seems to think so. The nickel package is the new base defense. Twitter will stream TNF in 2016. Ozzie and Harbaugh comment on Perriman’s and Monroe’s injuries. Plus, the full pre-draft press conference on audio.
We included one Myles Jack skeptic in Ravens Links a couple of weeks ago. Here is another. Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report looks at Jack’s struggles reading offenses. In a situation where the offensive line stepped backward and it should have been obvious that they were passing, Jack steps forward. That allowed a 40-yard reception. Wharton also notes Jack’s tendency to seek out contact rather than try to find the running lane and close it up.
Myles Jack’s superior athleticism is his calling card. He can run all over the field, and he even spent some time at cornerback. But as we saw in the link above this one, Ian Wharton has his doubts. He prefers another player coming out this year. This player also spent plenty of time at a variety of positions.
That player is Darron Lee of Ohio State. Wharton says that Lee had better production than Jack in college. Lee ran a 4.47 40, too, so his athleticism is comparable. Wharton thinks that Lee’s instincts are better than Jack’s.
It’s official, everyone, the nickel defense is the new base defense. Your third corner is a starter. He’s on the field more than most starting defensive linemen, and he usually line up in the toughest part of the field to cover: the slot. Peter King of MMQB goes on to discuss how the Titans have a 50/50 shot of trading out of the first pick. If they stay put, he expects them to highly consider Jalen Ramsey.
In his “Ten Things I Think I Think” he says he thinks he believes is that the Browns are going Carson Wentz number 2. If someone trades up ahead of Cleveland, two quarterbacks and Zeke Elliot could end up going in the top 5. That would be very good news for the Ravens. Even if they aren’t in love with Myles Jack, Joey Bosa, or DeForest Buckner, they’d have plenty of trade fodder.
Twitter will show the 10 Thursday night games that are broadcast on either NBC or CBS. This whole deal would be more useful to fans if it was streamed on Twitter for the ones aired exclusively on NFL Network, but the contract with NFL Network wouldn’t allow it. The agreement was made after the NFL’s deal with Facebook fell through last week. Sports Business Daily has all of the details.
Garrett Downing of Ravens Media relays Harbaugh’s and Ozzie’s comments about Perriman’s and Monroe’s injury issues. Harbaugh said Perriman is “running, but to what percentage, I don’t know.” Regarding both Monroe and Perriman, Ozzie said, “Those guys are still under the medical care, and at some point they’ll be released to us and then we’ll start to do our assessment at that point.”
So really, there isn’t much in terms of valuable answers there.
98Rock – Ravens Pre Draft Presser 2016 (Full)
If you missed today’s pre-draft presser, here is the full version.