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199 (from San Francisco): Nico Johnson, ILB, Alabama
200: Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
203 (comp): Ryan Jensen, OG, Colorado State-Pueblo
Nico Johnson is a solid inside linebacker from Alabama, a school that has seen several defensive players selected by the Ravens in recent years (in part due to Ozzie Newsome’s connection to the school). Johnson doesn’t seem like he’ll ever be a star, but he could be a solid contributor and rotational player for a defense and the special teams unit.
Kwame Geathers is another player the Ravens have had contact with this offseason that would instantly add depth to their interior defensive line. The 3-4 end positions in the Ravens defense is stacked with talent, but after Haloti Ngata and Terrence Cody, there isn’t anyone else who could play nose tackle.
Geathers split playing time with John Jenkins, who will be picked in the first two days of the draft, so he didn’t really have much time to show what he’s capable of. However, the physical tools are certainly there for him to become a solid player.
Ryan Jensen first came on the radar of most draftniks at the Colorado pro day where he met with several teams, including the Ravens. The Ravens need depth on their offensive line, and Jensen seems like he has potential (although admittedly, I’ve never seen a Colorado State-Pueblo football game). However, Jensen has all the measurables you look for in a guard and could be a good late-round flier for the Ravens.