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Apr 27, 2017
Ravens front office press conference: Ravens tried to trade up

Ravens front office press conference: Ravens tried to trade up

The Ravens have selected Marlon Humphrey with the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft, but from what the team has said in the press conference, Humphrey looks to have been a back up plan. Humphrey didn’t even come to Baltimore in a pre-draft visit, but according to head coach John Harbaugh, Humphrey was “by far” the best player left on their board. However, Newsome said in Thursday night’s press conference that the team tried to trade up in the teens, but couldn’t make a deal. Per Zrebiec, Newsome did not say who the target was, but it can be assumed it was for either Derek...
Apr 27, 2017
WATCH: New Baltimore Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey Highlights

WATCH: New Baltimore Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey Highlights

Aw yeah! Courtesy of YouTube, specifically Harris Highlights, Baltimore Beatdown is happy to help show off the Baltimore Ravens newest member of the team, cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Due to the NFL now allowing embeds, i can’t give you the video, but I can give you the link to Marlon Humphrey’s combine tape. Marlon Humphrey combine tape!
Apr 27, 2017
POLL: Grade the Marlon Humphrey selection!

POLL: Grade the Marlon Humphrey selection!

What is your letter grade for the pick? It’s time for Ravens fans to grade Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta’s selection. Do you agree with the Humphrey pick, and label it an A? Do you knock it down to a B from other players being there? With so many other players on the board do you drop it lower? Reminder, here’s a post on what players were left on the board when Baltimore made the Humphrey selection. Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!
Apr 27, 2017
Baltimore Ravens take CB Marlon Humphrey with the 16 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

Baltimore Ravens take CB Marlon Humphrey with the 16 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

A big addition to the Ravens secondary With the 16th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select CB Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama. With the pick of the Alabama litter, Reuben Foster, O.J. Howard, Jonathan Allen and Marlon Humphrey, the Wizard took the cornerback. NFL.com compares Humphrey to now teammate Jimmy Smith! Their Bottom line: “BOTTOM LINE Talented height-weight-speed prospect who comes from NFL bloodlines. Might need time for his technique to catch up with his traits. Coverage inconsistencies could cause him to struggle against quality competition early on, but his...
Apr 27, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: First Round Open Thread

2017 NFL Draft: First Round Open Thread

Draft day has finally arrived! This is considered a crucial draft for the Baltimore Ravens franchise by many. After winning at least one playoffs game in each of head coach John Harbaugh’s first five seasons with the club, the Ravens have missed the playoffs entirely in three of the last four years and have a losing record overall in this timeframe. The Ravens roster is in need of reinforcements along the offensive line, wide receiver and pass rusher. The 2017 draft class is loaded with first round talent on the defensive side of the ball, especially edge rushers and cornerbacks. Ozzie...
Apr 27, 2017
Todd McShay releases final 2017 mock draft

Todd McShay releases final 2017 mock draft

With the 2017 NFL Draft set for 8:00 pm ET Thursday night, Todd McShay released his final mock draft. McShay clearly stated in his article that this based on what he thinks teams will do, as opposed to what he would do. McShay has Baltimore selecting Forrest Lamp. Below are McShay’s thoughts on the selection. “The Ravens are hoping Reddick falls to them here. They also need offensive line help, which is where Lamp comes in. He started all four seasons in college, and he has great feet.” Haason Reddick was selected one pick before the Ravens were on the clock, thus leaving them with...
Apr 27, 2017
Ravens seven round mock draft 10.0: draft day edition

Ravens seven round mock draft 10.0: draft day edition

Well, this is it, the 2017 NFL draft is today! At long last, the Ravens will get a chance to make their real selections. But before they do so, I will make my final picks. For the tenth and final time in the 2017 draft cycle, I have completed a seven round Ravens mock draft. Per usual, I used Matt Miller’s board on the Fanspeak online draft simulator. Let’s get right into my last mock draft of the year, starting with a familiar face. First Round: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports I’ve had Corey Davis as the Ravens first round pick...
Apr 27, 2017
Bold predictions for the 2017 NFL draft

Bold predictions for the 2017 NFL draft

After months and months of evaluation, speculation and prognostication, the tale of the 2017 NFL draft will be told tonight. Three bold predictions: Zero trades in the top eight After the Browns select Myles Garrett first overall, the next teams slotted to draft are the 49ers, Bears, Jaguars, Titans, Jets, Chargers and Panthers. Each of these teams would reportedly like to trade down and accumulate extra players. Unfortunately for them, it takes two to tango. More than a handful of impressive prospects are regarded as top-10 talents, but each has their flaws. Leonard Fournette, O.J. Howard,...
Apr 26, 2017
Eight Ravens have changed their jersey number in the hours before the Draft

Eight Ravens have changed their jersey number in the hours before the Draft

According to Ryan Mink of the Ravens’ official website, eight Ravens players have changed their jersey number in advance of the NFL draft on Thursday night. The following are the players and their new numbers: Lardarius Webb - #21 Tony Jefferson - #23 Tavon Young - #25 Matthew Judon - #99 Michael Pierce - #97 Keenan Reynolds - #14 Otha Foster - #42 Boseko Lokombo - #47 After being released by the Ravens and later resigning with the team, Lardarius Webb will be able to retain his number 21 jersey, just as Tony Jefferson promised earlier in the offseason. Jefferson took number 21 when he...
Apr 26, 2017
Could the Browns actually take Mitchell Trubisky with the first pick?

Could the Browns actually take Mitchell Trubisky with the first pick?

It’s a possibility that seems absolutely absurd, but accoridng to Adam Schefter, the Browns may actually be considering selecting UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the first overall pick. "I continue to hear that Mitchell Trubisky... may turn out to be the No. 1 pick." -@AdamSchefter https://t.co/uTryv4VBDD— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 26, 2017 Taking Trubisky over Garrett is a rumor that has been gaining some steam recently, despite how absurd it may seem. The Browns have needs at nearly every position on the field, but are seemingly willing to pass on the universally...
Apr 26, 2017
Thoughts on Mike Mayock’s top-100 rankings

Thoughts on Mike Mayock’s top-100 rankings

NFL draft guru Mike Mayock released his top 100 prospect rankings on Tuesday night. Mayock may have made a questionable choice when he matched Jabrill Peppers with the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. Nevertheless, he has proven himself to be one of the finest evaluators of football ability. To be expected with the unruly 2017 crop of prospects, even the measured analyst Mayock has changed his mind on some players in the two weeks since he unveiled his last prospect rankings. His top ten players at any position are mostly predictable, with only Malik Hooker at 13th...
Apr 26, 2017
Corey Davis compliments the Ravens for his visit

Corey Davis compliments the Ravens for his visit

Davis heaps praise to the Ravens brass. The Baltimore Ravens are in desperate help for a wide receiver, and tomorrow the team will hopefully get a chance at selecting a top wide receiver in this 2017 draft class. One of those top wide receivers, and maybe the best of this class, is Western Michigan's Corey Davis. Davis has mostly been the number one preference to land in Baltimore on draft day when it comes to Ravens fans. His size, crisp route running, and playmaking ability has made him a popular pick and someone you know can become a weapon for quarterback Joe Flacco. While Flacco and...
Apr 26, 2017
2017 NFL draft: Five first round “wildcards”

2017 NFL draft: Five first round “wildcards”

Pretty much the only point experts agree on in the 2017 NFL draft is that the first round is wildly unpredictable this year. Part of the issue is that there is no clear pecking order after Myles Garrett, reportedly most of the top-10 wants to trade back. Razor thin grading differences between top tier prospects at various positions is another. Perhaps the greatest cause of mystery in the first round are the large volume of prospects with injury issues or character risk. These five players are the cause for much of the uncertainty: Patrick Mahomes Late riser or smokescreen? Mahomes has drawn...
Apr 25, 2017
2017 NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault

2017 NFL Draft prospect Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault

Potential first-round prospect CB Gareon Conley has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Cleveland, Ohio, as per TMZ. TMZ Sports broke the story and Conley denies the accusations. Former Ohio State teammate and first-round prospect CB Marshon Lattimore came to Conley’s defense via twitter. We good over here though bro @_gconley8 we know the deal!— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) April 25, 2017 Lattimore has since deleted multiple tweets defending Conley. One of which stated, “So the first thing you say to a girl that you meet in the elevator is let’s have a foursome?...
Apr 25, 2017
Full Ravens seven-round mock 3.0

Full Ravens seven-round mock 3.0

For the final time this year, I will use FanSpeak’s on the clock 2017 NFL Draft simulator. With the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft this Thursday, April 27th, here is my third and final seven round Baltimore Ravens mock draft... Round 1 Pick 16- Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan Round 2 Pick 47- Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC Round 3 Pick 74- Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State Round 3 Pick 78- Ethan Pocic, C, LSU Round 4 Pick 122- Demarcus Walker, DE, Florida State Round 5 Pick 159- Ejuan Price, DE, Pittsburgh Round 6 Pick 186- Samson Ebukam, OLB, Eastern Washington Personally, this is my...