With the sixth pick in the Cincy Jungle Community NFL Mock Draft, Ravens general manager, Bengalgrrrl selects...
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State University
The Ravens seem set at the running back position with the presumptive starter Justin Forsett. They even have an "unofficial agreement" with former No. 3 overall draft pick Trent Richardson. But John Harbaugh could not commit to a starter when asked about it at the combine.
"The featured back will be the best back, and to me Justin Forsett certainly fits the bill," he said.
With the Ravens not formally committing to a featured back they could be in the mindset of upgrading the position. With a skill position being their first round draft pick last April, the Ravens could look at yet another weapon for its offense and Ezekiel Elliott is a game-changer. Baltimore was also eyeing Todd Gurley in last year's draft before he was taken No. 10 overall so this pick wouldn't be too surprising. That is why I believe the Ravens will select Elliott with the sixth pick in the draft.
At the combine, Elliott had a good workout to lock in his status as the top running back prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. He ran a 4.47-second time in the 40-yard dash and did well in the field drills.
For the NFL, Elliott could fit in a zone-blocking system where he could be a one-cut downhill runner or he could function in a power-man scheme with his cutting ability and elusiveness. On the high end of his projection, Elliott looks like a potential Pro Bowler and capable of being one of the top running backs in the league. He has been compared to the Ravens' division rivals Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Ravens finishing the season 26th in rushing yards and 25th in points, Elliott could certainly be a big boost for an offense that struggled to keep pace with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati who were top 10 in most offensive categories in 2015.
Mock Draft Order.
1. Titans - OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
2. Browns - QB Jared Goff, California
3. Chargers - CB Jalen Ramsey, FSU
4. Cowboys - DE Joey Bosa, OSU
5. Jaguars - LB Myles Jack, UCLA
6. Ravens - RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State