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#6: Baltimore Ravens – Jalen Ramsey, DB Florida State
- Admittedly, the Ravens likely weren’t ready for Ramsey to fall in their laps, but a talent like his can’t keep sliding down the draft any more. Ramsey could play multiple spots for Baltimore, helping them to be a more diverse defense. This pick got made even easier when there wasn’t a top middle linebacker for them to grab worthy of the pick.
- READ MY TAKE ON JALEN RAMSEY
#7: San Francisco 49ers – Myles Jack, LB UCLA
- This was a tough one. Jack’s future hinges on how teams feel about his knee, and the 49ers have shown in the past that they’re not afraid to risk draft picks on elite level talents with injury problems. Because of that, Jack might just be what the doctor ordered for a San Francisco defense that continues to struggle at linebacker and return to a top defense.
- READ MY TAKE ON MYLES JACK
#8: Cleveland Browns – Ronnie Stanley, OT Notre Dame
- The Browns landed a haul in their trade with the Eagles, but didn’t move back far enough to miss out on one of the top offensive tackles in the draft. With the entire team falling apart, replacing some of those pieces can be difficult. However, Stanley could be a day one starter for Cleveland and help bring some continuity back to a franchise that has been the laughing stock of the league.
- READ MY TAKE ON RONNIE STANLEY
#9: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Shaq Lawson, DE Clemson
- If you don’t believe that pass rushers are a premium in today’s NFL, this year’s draft will prove it. Lawson might not typically be a top 10 pick in most drafts, but he’s a consistent presence in the backfield and with Tampa’s defense, they need to get pressure in order to succeed. After investing a lot in the offense with previous first rounders, the defense finally gets a bookend.
- READ MY TAKE ON SHAQ LAWSON
#10: New York Giants – Ezekiel Elliott, RB Ohio State
- The Giants need a lot of help. They could be looking at the secondary, offensive line, wide receiver or other spots. However, Elliott has that potential to be a star player in the NFL just like Adrian Peterson. The Giants could use Elliott to take some pressure of Manning and the passing game to finally make New York a multi-dimensional team.
- READ MY TAKE ON EZEKIEL ELLIOTT
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