Ravens Rookies Will Impact Team
It is impossible to really judge a draft class until 3-4 years after their draft. This true statement however leaves little room for journalistic fun. The preseason is almost wrapped up and we have gotten our first look at the rookies. Lets examine the Ravens 2014 draft picks based on what we have seen thus far.
Rookies Who Will Make Impact
Mosley has been more impressive in preseason play than anyone could have predicted. He plays fast, and if he makes a mistake he does it in full speed. He has shown a high football IQ.
Jernigan has been explosive in the preseason. He has a rare combination of quickness and strength. Eventually he projects to be a star. He is still developing in the NFL but will make a positive impact this season.
It took Brooks a little while to get up to speed with the Ravens defense. Brooks however started to show this past week his great talent. Brooks is still a project for the coaches but will be something special soon.
Gillmore is a young strong tight end. He will play a role (mostly as a blocker). If Owen Daniels “fatigued legs” becomes serious, he could play a larger role in the offense.
at this point in the draft Taliaferro may end up being a steal. The rookie running back shows promise. He has been a steam roller with the ball this preseason.
When 5 of your 8 draft picks may play a significant role right away, that is a successful draft.