With the 2010 NFL Draft behind the Baltimore Ravens, they seem to have improved the team dramatically. The excitement seems to build every time Ozzie Newsome makes a pick, and the Ravens should be happy with what they came out of the draft with this year.
The Ravens started the draft at a slow pace, but picked it up as the Draft went on. They didn’t start adding to the team until the second day of the draft, but still seemed to make a change with the talent they drafted.
Sergio Kindle - the Ravens found a hard hitting linebacker, just like Ray Lewis. Kindle has a knack of finding the ball. He is a versatile athlete, as he can play linebacker and as easily switch to defensive end. Kindle fits the mold of a Raven, as he is a strong pass rushing blitzing aggressive player, who plays hard. This is just another example of Ozzie picking a great defensive player, that the Ravens are known for. Look for Sergio Kindle as the next big linebacker in Baltimore.
Terrence Cody – the Ravens found the next Haloti Ngata, both are tremendously big football players, and can surely stop the run. Cody should help the Ravens big time this season; it’s going to be a challenge for the opponent to get any progress in the running game. Cody is going to defiantly fit in with the Ravens, as he is a run stopping defensive minded football player.
Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta – the big question is why did they draft two tight ends? The answer is that Todd Heap has been injury prone and having trouble staying healthy, even though he had a pretty good 2009 season. So both of these tight ends are the future of the Ravens and surely going to be trying to prove them self’s this season. Dickson is an excellent receiver that can gain a lot of yards after the catch. Pitta is also a great receiver that can make big plays in the middle of the field. All in all the Ravens have two great tight ends that should solidify the future of this position. Even though they drafted both Dickson and Pitta, they are looking for Dickson to be the successor to Heap.
David Reed – the Ravens drafted Reed to help out in the passing game as well as the return game. Reed brings a great desire to not give up, as he is the type of player that gets knocked out one play and comes back and makes a big impact on the next play. Reed is a tough, aggressive athlete that has some playmaking skills. Look for Reed to try and make a name for himself in the future, but he is going to be a student to the veteran receivers that are on the team this season.
Arthur Jones – he has a lot of injury problems, but the Ravens have faith he will still have an impact for them. Jones has a lot of talent; it’s just a matter of him staying healthy. So we will see if the Ravens made a good decision by drafting him.
Ramon Harewood – he is just another big hefty athlete that the Ravens picked up. Harewood should help a lot with blocking Joe Flacco. He is a big athlete that eats up a lot of space on the football field, but that should help out a lot. So look out for Harewood to make a big impact on the offensive line.
The Ravens had a great 2010 NFL draft, as they both helped make the defense and offense much better and should show once the season starts. So look for these players in the future of the Ravens.