The Ravens had position needs at running back, receiver, tight end, pass-rusher and cornerback. Consider those holes closed.
On Saturday, the Ravens finalized thier 2015 draft class and hit just about every need they needed to make in this year's class. It was a typica Ravens draft, you could say, even if it seemed like the first time in eons the organization came away with more offensive players than defensive.
The Ravens entered Saturday having already selected Central Florida receiver Breshad Perriman, Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams and Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis. With the remaining six picks, the Ravens took Kentucky pass-rusher Za'Darius Smith (fourth round, 122nd overall), USC running back Buck Allen (fourth round, 125th overall), Texas Southern cornerback Tray Walker (136th overall), Delaware tight end Nick Boyle (fifth round, 171st overall), Tennessee State offensive guard Robert Myers (fifth round, 176th overall) and Georgia Tech receiver Darren Waller (sixth round, 204th overall).
In Smith, the Ravens picked up a hybrid pass-rusher in the mold of Pernell McPhee, who left for the Bears in free agency. In Allen, the Ravens add a running back for depth. Walker adds depth to corner and Myers is someone that could take a developmental role.
Boyle's selection shows the Ravens are preparing for the worst with tight end Dennis Pitta, who fractured and dislocated his hip for the second consecutive season in 2014. Waller is a 6-foot-6 receiver that is very much a low-risk product to add competition to the group.
The Ravens once again went best player available in this year's draft. Whereas in some years they're not able to hit every need, they were able to do so this year.