Jermaine Eluemunor: Ravens draft OG Jermaine Eluemunor in 5th

Jermaine Eluemunor: Ravens draft OG Jermaine Eluemunor in 5th

Obviously, they're still going to need plenty of offense to get anywhere, and they have work to do on that subject. General manager Ozzie Newsome certainly did that.

A unanimous All-American last season, Allen is was named the consensus top defensive player in college football last season after sweeping the Lombardi, Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Nagurski awards. He's the third MI player to be selected in this draft, with Jabrill Peppers and Taco Charlton going in the first round Thursday night. It's not fair to expect any of the young pass rushers to become that dominant, but it's safe to say his replacement is now in the house.

"We sat here previous year, and the question was asked, 'Who is going to be the inside linebacker?' and we just said we'll work on it".

The former MI co-captain was picked No. 74 overall (third round) by the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League draft Friday night, the team he expected, as much as anyone can in the draft.

The Ravens used well over a dozen cornerbacks over the past few years, shuffling the deck because of injuries or ineffectiveness. With third round pick-ups of Tim Williams and Chris Wormley, the Ravens pass rush should be tough to compete with for almost any offense.

What's notable about Jeremiah's pick of Marlon Humphrey is that he has correctly predicted the Raiders first round pick each of the last three drafts - Karl Joseph, Amari Cooper, Khalil Mack.

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The Ravens face holes on the offensive line after losing tackle Rick Wagner to the Lions as a free agent and trading center Jeremy Zuttah to the 49ers.

"If the best player is sitting there, staring you in the face, you take him", the coach said. Head coach John Harbaugh said everyone in the organizations knows and respects that strategy. "Let's get back to doing what we do best and take our chances". Seattle did grab LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic in the second round, but then immediately went back to adding defensive pieces, selecting Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin, Michigan safety Delano Hill, and North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones in the third before finishing up the day by grabbing receiver Amara Darboh, another Michigan product.

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"I love his pick". Newsome could have addressed the tight end position with O.J.

The Ravens chose to take a chance on the Alabama standout, who brings championship-level experience along with his promising tools.

"You try to build the strongest team that you possibly can based on what is available", Harbaugh said.

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