Everything Ravens Fans Need to Know From 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

Everything Ravens Fans Need to Know From 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

For the uninitiated, the National Football League scouting combine, which wraps up its seven-day run Monday, is where prospective draftees go to great lengths to get noticed.

Most teams blow up pre-draft smokescreens to protect the players they want to fall to them.

And then there's Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, who's supremely (or overly) confident, supremely talented, but small and with questions about his character and off-the-field issues.

It's entirely possible that the New York Giants at No. 2 and/or Indianapolis at No. 3 will trade out of those spots to a quarterback-hungry team.

The Browns in 2012 drafted Trent Richardson with the third overall pick.

The first few picks of the draft still appear to be a toss up.

Having constructed rosters that would go on to amass a 1-31 record from 2016-17, Sashi Brown lost his job as the Cleveland Browns' general manager last December. The 5-11, 230-pound back out of Penn State is coming equipped with the skillset to be a workhorse back and win fantasy games. Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson makes sense from a needs stand point, but not in terms of value. At just 19-years old in his three seasons with the Hokies, he tallied up 213 tackles (112 solo), 33 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one interception, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

Depending on who you ask, you could get an essay worth of information as to just how spectacular the former Penn State RB is.

Los Angeles added a game-changing player for Gus Bradley's defense in a new mock draft, per Pro Football Focus.

So if you're a Bills fan in support of them moving up to take that quarterback, you want one of two things to happen. When the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers swapped the second and third overall picks a year ago for the Bears to draft Mitchell Trubisky Chicago only gave up two threes and a four. In total, Cleveland lays claim to 12 overall picks, seven of which will come in the first 108 selections. They also have two picks in both the fourth and fifth round. After this showing it'll be a surprise if Griffin isn't a top-100 overall pick.

My main takeaway from the combine is that the quarterback position at the top of the draft is still very muddled.

The Combine didn't end the debate about the top quarterbacks in this year's class. USC's Sam Darnold didn't throw at the Combine, but some draft analysts still view him as the best passer in the draft.

And to be clear, I'm talking about a draft strategy for the Browns, not arguing who is the better overall talent, because in this case it doesn't matter.

The 49ers have been linked to Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward due to their obvious need at the position with starter Dontae Johnson headed to free agency.



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