Another great pick for Ozzie Newsome and company. Osemele was one of the better guard prospects in the draft and gives the Ravens some much needed depth and versatility along the offensive line.
He played left tackle at Iowa State, but he showed at the Senior Bowl that he may be better suited at guard against higher competition. However, Osemele's long arms and raw power may allow him to eventually move outside to right tackle, if necessary.
He will compete immediately for the open left guard position with second-year tackle Jah Reid as well as fellow rookie and fourth-round pick Gino Gradkowski. Right now, he's the favorite to win that competition, but training camp will ultimately be the deciding factor.
If Osemele can prove his effectiveness as a right tackle, it could also give Baltimore some leverage in future contract negotiations with former No. 1 pick Michael Oher. The Ravens may be a bit reluctant to give Oher the money he will likely be asking for when his rookie contract expires. His play has been a bit inconsistent, and he hasn't shown that he is the future at left tackle.
The only reason I can think of for grading this pick lower than an "A" would be passing up receivers like Mohamed Sanu and Rueben Randle, but offensive line took priority here.