GM: @IHateJJRedick –> 1 DL, 1 WR, 2 CB, 1 S, 1 QB, 1 RB
…..Added 2012 7th Round Pick (Jaguars)
26. Baltimore* (12-4) – @IHateJJRedick – Ryan Kerrigan, DE – Purdue
2.17 Baltimore* (From Jac) @IHateJJRedick – Torrey Smith, WR – Maryland
4.26 (123) Baltimore : Shareece Wright, CB – USC
5.33 (164) Baltimore Ravens(comp): Justin Rogers, CB – Richmond
5.34 (165) Baltimore Ravens(comp): Jeron Johnson, S – Boise St.
6.15 – 180. Baltimore Ravens(f/STL): Tyrod Taylor, QB – Va Tech
7.22 – 225. Baltimore Ravens(f/PHI): Noel Devine, RB – West Virginia
Baltimore Ravens have traded picks 2.26, 3.26 & 6.26 for Jacksonville Jaguars 2.17 pick and a 7th (’12)
26 Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan — Supremely productive college rusher with position versatility.
49 Maryland WR Torrey Smith — Required trade up, but worth it for much-needed deep threat.
123 USC CB Shareece Wright — Another injury-prone corner in a long line of them from USC.
164 Richmond CB Justin Rogers — Smallish, but elite speed with lots of potential on returns.
165 Boise State S Jeron Johnson — Undersized, four-year starter at strong safety for Broncos.
180 Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor — Just as talented as ’07 Ravens fifth-rounder Troy Smith.
225 West Virginia RB Noel Devine — Too small and likely doesn’t have a future in the NFL.
The Ravens really wanted Torrey Smith, surrendering second-, third-, and sixth-round picks to secure him. The move would be hard to love if Baltimore didn’t have the NFL’s slowest receiver corps, and it’s not difficult to suspect that the Ravens strongly considered Smith in round one even with Kerrigan on the board. Therefore, Baltimore came away, essentially, with two first-round picks. The rest of the draft is very ho-hum, but adding two truly elite talents is difficult to swing.
Graded by Evan Silva – Rotoworld.com – @EvanSilva