2015 NFL Draft AFC North Picks: Ravens Pick Carl Davis


For the 90th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens went with defensive tackle Carl Davis out of Iowa.

The Baltimore Ravens have a pretty big Haloti Ngata-sized hole to fill on their defensive line so they’re probably hoping that the Iowa defensive tackle can fill in if they should need someone to try and break Ben Roethlisberger’s nose again, I suppose.

Davis’ resume includes a two-time second-team All American and he started all 26 games over the last two seasons in Iowa. He finished the 2014 season with nine tackles for a loss and two sacks.

Davis’ weakness is, wait for it, his lack of pass rushing skills. Seems like this is going to be a project for the Ravens if they’d like to continue to their tradition of having a strong pass rush that used to be led by Ngata. Perhaps Terrell Suggs will take Davis under his gums and tutor him in the ways of the Ravens pass rush.

Davis will more likely be a player that is expected to develop over time for Baltimore as opposed to having the expectations of being an immediate impact player. Davis has all the attributes of being a possible first round pick was slipped to the third round because he’s a question mark as a pass rusher.

Let’s hope for the Steelers’ sake that he never answers that question as to what would make him a better pass rusher. If the Ravens defensive line is weaker than they have been, it only means good things for the Steelers and their potent offense.

Steeler Nation, what do you think of the pick of Carl Davis for the Ravens defensive line? Do you think he’ll ever get to the point where he’ll be giving the Steelers offense much trouble?

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