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2016 NFL mock draft: Baltimore Ravens stick to defense with sixth pick

With the sixth pick in the 2016 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Ravens GM Ben S selects...

Oregon DL DeForest Buckner

Continuing on with the Ozzie Newsome trend, I'm going BPA here with DeForest Buckner. From what I've read on the Baltimore blog, the consensus pick at this position would be Treadwell or Hargreaves, but I can't see Baltimore taking either. If Ramsey happens to fall this far, you can put some good money on him being snatched up. With that being said, I'll put some good money down with anyone reading this that he won't make it this far.

Buckner comes in with the "physical freak" designation, which has become one of the more overdone ways to classify a player in recent years. For every "freak" that pans out, I guarantee (please don't google this) that there is another "freak-eveon clowney" that just has yet to pan out. With that being said, I do believe that Buckner will turn into a Ravens defender of old (ala Haloti Ngata/Ray Lewis) kind of pick. Not short on effort, Buckner is active on both run and pass plays while maintaining explosion throughout all four quarters. He would join the Ravens with the versatility that is typical of Baltimore draft picks, and would fill a starting position on day one.

One more thing - I finally get a top-ten pick in the AP mock draft and I take a D-Lineman on a soft write-up... I'm going to get more views than the previous six years combined, and this is all I could come up with. Next year I'm drafting myself, so for the sake of the draft, let's hope the Ravens lose in the AFC championship.

1. Titans - OT Laremy Tunsil

2. Browns - OT Ronnie Stanley

3. Chargers - CB Jalen Ramsey

4. Cowboys - DE Joey Bosa

5. Jaguars - LB Myles Jack

6. Ravens - Oregon DL DeForest Buckner

7. 49ers -

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