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- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
- Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
- Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
- Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
- Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
These are the five players on my Ravens-specific big board of realistic draft-day targets. Clinton-Dix is the ideal pick for the reasons discussed previously, and he would give the Ravens a playmaking free safety who would be a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate.
Next up is Taylor Lewan because the talent is overflowing. He shouldn’t have a problem shifting over to the right side, and his ability to play left tackle makes him a nice backup in the event of an injury to Eugene Monroe.
Zack Martin follows close behind, but Lewan gets the edge because he should have no troubles adjusting to the physicality of the pro game.
Ward is a controversial prospect to be rated so highly, but he does everything well and is excellent in deep coverage. He’s not as well-rounded as Clinton-Dix, but Ward would form a nice safety duo with Matt Elam.
Lastly, Allen Robinson is one of the best receivers in the draft (in my eyes) because of his hands, size and speed. He impressed at his pro day, according to Jeff Reynolds of NFLDraftScout.com, showing the explosion and quickness to vault him into the first-round conversation.
With his 6’2” frame, Robinson has the size to be a dominant NFL receiver, and that gives him the edge over smaller wideouts such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandin Cooks.
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