Baltimore Ravens Draft Nico Siragusa in Fourth Round

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cover32 colomnist Chase Diehl did a deep dive piece into a San Diego State offensive player. The piece analyzed the Ravens zone blocking scheme and picked running backs to fit their scheme. One back he focused on was San Diego State’s running back Donnel Pumphrey.

Pumphrey is not going to be a Raven but his best run blocker is. Nico Siragusa was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round with the 16th pick in the round, 122nd overall.

Siragusa fits as either a guard or center, and is best as a power run blocker.


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He has an NFL-ready frame and the ability to open holes for the running backs, as shown by Pumphrey’s film.

Siragusa played in every game on SDSU’s offensive line the past four years, starting each game over the last three seasons. The 6-foot-4, 319-pound left guard was a two-time, first-team All-Mountain West selection.

— Patrick Backlas covers the Baltimore Ravens as a managing editor for cover32 Ravens. Connect and follow on Twitter @PatrickBacklas and @Cover32_bal

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