Friday, April 27, 2012
Ravens extend division run on tackles
By Jamison Hensley
Who needs wide receivers? Apparently not the AFC North.
The Baltimore Ravens continued a second-round run on offensive tackles in the division, drafting Iowa State's Kelechi Osemele with the 60th overall pick. This comes after the Browns took Cal's Mitchell Schwartz and the Steelers went with Ohio State's Mike Adams.
Osemele is massive (6 feet 5, 333 pounds) and is projected as a right tackle even though he played on the left side in college. He solidified himself as a second-round talent with a strong Senior Bowl.
The biggest knock on Osemele is he has a soft football temperament, which has to change if he wants to succeed in the AFC North. The Ravens surprisingly took an offensive tackle over a guard, which is a more pressing need. Baltimore could have also used a wide receiver.
This is the last pick in the second round for the AFC North. I will follow up with a round-up of the third round.