Potential steals for the Ravens in rounds 5-7


Much is made of the NFL Draft and the success that teams have drafting in the first round.  But, the true mark of a successful drafting team is their ability to identify value later in the draft when the top prospects are off the board.  Through their history, the Ravens have excelled at this.

So, that is why for today’s exercise, we will be evaluating some potential players that the Ravens could draft between rounds 5-7.

For the sake of the exercise, the players that were chosen from each position were the ones that I felt fit best within the Ravens roster.  So, for the safety position, these are players that trend more towards free safety.  For the running back position, players that fit better in the zone scheme.   For the defensive end position, players that are more likely to line up at the 5-technique position.  For wide receivers, they are either players who can be physical possession receivers, or smaller guys that can line up in the slot.

So, without further ado:


Pierre Warren, Jacksonville State

Jonathan Dowling, Western Kentucky

Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt

Running Back

Lorenzo Taliaferro, Coastal Carolina

Isaiah Crowell, Alabama State

Raijon Neal, Tennessee

Ladarius Perkins, Mississippi State

Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky

Wide Receiver

Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma

Chandler Jones, San Jose State

Albert Wilson, Georgia State

T.J. Jones, Notre Dame

Tight End

Marcel Jenkins, Fresno State

Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin


Antone Exum, Virginia Tech

Dontae Johnson, North Carolina State

Deion Belue, Alabama

Defensive End

Ben Gardner, Stanford

Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama

Deandre Coleman, California


These players are unheralded relative to the players at the top of scouts’ boards, however, within the right scheme, could prove to be difference makers down the road.  I encourage you to do a little digging yourself within these names to see who you think fits best.

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