NFL Draft 2011: Could Joseph Barksdale Be Offensive Tackle for Baltimore Ravens?
LSU's Joseph Barksdale Could Be Day Three Option for Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are likely going to draft an offensive lineman to help build that up. In particular, they are looking for someone who can slide in on the opposite side of Michael Oher without any trouble.
It may be a couple rounds before the Ravens address this need, but if they decide to wait until day three, one option for them is Joseph Barksdale of LSU. Originally projected to be much higher, Barksdale has fallen to the fourth round.
Barksdale's main weakness is that he seems to play to the level of his competition, and may turn off the motor against the weaker AFC teams. This would be a big problem, and perhaps the reason why he's fallen.
The Ravens would be able to help fix that though, and his 325 pound frame would be great in the trenches. On top of that, because he's a day three option, he would be a great value if he did end up becoming a starter.
There's nothing to lose by the time one hits the third day of the draft, so if the Ravens like what they see out of him, then he's worth drafting.
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