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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

With the sixteenth pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select:

Mike McGlinchey; Offensive Tackle from the University of Notre Dame.

Allow me to address the elephant in the room; there is really no receiver, in this draft, worth taking here for the Baltimore Ravens. Not Calvin, Ridley. Not Cortland Sutton. No one. That being said, looking back at Ozzie Newsome’s draft history, he tends to go with the best football players he possibly can. A hard liner of the draft process, Newsome firmly believes in tape more than analytics; his recent picks in the likes of Mosley, Perriman, Stanley and Humphrey being the most recent examples. However, while having the likes of Maurice Hurst over at Rigth Tackle sounds appeasing, having arguably the draft’s best overall tackle in McGlinchey is something that I am certain both Newsome and Harbaugh would appreciate even more. While McGlinchey could play Left Tackle, the fact is that Ronnie Stanley is already the starting Left Tackle. Furthermore, the lack of core strength and his height is also going to be a concern for him entering the league. As a Right Tackle though is where he can develop into a rock solid starter. In a division that just saw the Cleveland Browns add a fearsome new duo in Myles Garrett and Bradley Chubb, the Bengals with Carlos Dunlap and Micheal Johnson and their arch rival in the Steelers with Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, having two top tier bookend talents from the South Bend always beats the alternative of just having one as Ravens Nation foresaw in 2017.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.