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Preston: Ronnie Stanley doesn't fill the Ravens' biggest needs

Preston: Ronnie Stanley doesn't fill the Ravens' biggest needs

For about 15 minutes Thursday night, there was hope that maybe Florida State University defensive back Jalen Ramsey would fall to the Ravens with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Then he went to Jacksonville at No. 5. And then a lot of hope was gone.

It's too early in the draft to say the Ravens' first round pick was poor, but it wasn't sexy and they didn't address the major problems on defense.

After it was announced that the Ravens had taken Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley in the first round, I wondered if he could switch to outside linebacker and put pressure on Ben Roethlisberger or Tom Brady.

I wanted to know if he could cover a receiver,...

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