0

Ravens, Eagles and yes, the Jets did more

Jordan Davis is just one of many Georgia defenders selected early in the NFL draft.

Jordan Davis is just one of many Georgia defenders selected early in the NFL draft.
Image: fake images

Round 5 has concluded and all the big names have been taken off the board and placed on their future lists. Quarterbacks dropped, punters up, Chattanooga had a first-round pick — what a weekend it’s been. With a dwindling selection, we take a look at the winners of this year’s draft.

philadelphia eagles

Seriously, how the hell did Nakobe Dean drop to the third round? A pectoral injury that the doctors said wasn’t even serious enough to operate on? He may remain a mystery forever, but he’s a huge plus for the Eagles, who nabbed Dean along with teammate Jordan Davis. The duo was instrumental in Georgia’s championship-winning defense in 2021, with many Eagles fans hoping to get Dean in the first round. The Eagles have said Dean has been medically cleared.

With only three picks in the first five rounds, they also selected center Cameron Jurgens, who will get to learn for a year with Jason Kelce before taking the starting job. With a limited number of selections, they may have maxed out their quality. Note that they also got AJ Brown on a four-year extension by trading a pair of first-round picks (the highest was Carson Wentz’s pick) with a blockbuster trade ad midway through the draft. It’s not bad at all.

The Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore continued to round out its already robust defense with some of the biggest steals in the draft: Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton at No. 14, considered by some to be the best overall prospect in this year’s class, and Michigan’s David Ojabo at No. 45. , a linebacker who would have gone much sooner had it not been for a tough layoff with a torn Achilles on his Pro Day. They may have to wait a bit longer for their production, but that should be an investment that pays off handsomely.

They filled an immediate need at center with Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum, and rounded out their offensive line with Minnesota giant Daniel Faalele, a nearly 400-pound beast who decimates defensive lines. Throw in a couple of cornerbacks and tight ends — the Ravens should be a dangerous contender this year.

new york jets

The Jets signed some of the most recognizable names in this year’s class, kicking out in the first round with Willow Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson. They know what they need and look to improve at almost every position and level of play with that first-round pick. They’ll have a superior pass-rusher, a guy who didn’t allow a touchdown in college, and an elite WR, all in their rookie class, which can hopefully set Zach Wilson up for success, especially with the third- and fourth-round additions. of an offensive tackle and a tight end.

They add speed with Iowa State RB Breece Hall, widely regarded as one of the top two RBs in the class, and maybe, just maybe, this rebuild can start in earnest. Barring a trade, the Jets finished drafting this year and are ready to get down to business.