Today is our seventh day of the Ravens Draft Review series. You may have noticed that we missed posting our article yesterday. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however some personal things came up, and didn’t have time to post the article. However, we are back today, and will hopefully wrap up this series tomorrow on our last Draft Review Article. We have already reviewed five different rookies that were drafted to Baltimore this year. If you would like to read any of those articles, you can find them at the end of this article. In today’s article we are going to review the Ravens’ fifth round selection, Jermaine Eluemunor, a guard from Texas A&M who was born in London, England. We will review his skill set and fit in Baltimore. We will also give predictions for Eluemunor, and give the draft pick a grade.
Eluemunor is a 6’4″, 332 lbs offensive lineman, a very similar build to that of guard Nico Siragusa (6’4″, 319 lbs ), the player that the Ravens selected just one round prior. Also like Siragusa, there is potential for him to play at another position. Eluemunor in college gained experience not only at guard, but at right tackle as well. This is something that the Ravens will value heavily, as they will need a new right tackle going into 2017. Eluemunor is also a very powerful blocker. He uses his strength and build to his ability, and is able to block in both the passing and rushing games, just like Nico Siragusa. Overall, both players are very similar, and the Ravens obviously love the versatility they bring.
Fit in Baltimore
The Baltimore Ravens selected Jermaine Eluemunor with the 159th pick in the draft, a fifth round selection. Typically, fifth round selections have a low chance at starting, but a decent chance of making the roster. I believe that Eluemunor will make the roster, and will start as a backup lineman with the Ravens.
Predictions for Eluemunor
Although Eluemunor will first be a backup guard, I believe that he will impress coaches enough to be started at the vacancy in right tackle. The Ravens decided to take Eluemunor in the fifth round not only because of his exceptional play at guard, but for his experience at right tackle. After he becomes a starter, Eluemunor will go on to a not flashy, but solid NFL career.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Jermaine Eluemunor with the 159th pick overall in the draft, a fifth round selection. Eluemunor was projected to go between rounds three and four by most analysts. The Ravens got great value in the fifth round for Eluemunor, especially since he can play both guard and tackle. Eluemunor is a tough player, with a great backstory. He is a former rugby player from London, England, before moving to the United States at age 14. If he pans out for the Ravens, he will become a great story and presence in the city of Baltimore.