By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Baltimore Ravens have added cornerback Marlon Humphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the 16th overall pick in the draft.
He was the second cornerback off of the board. The New Orleans Saints used the 11th overall pick to select former Ohio State corner Marshon Lattimore.
Humphrey was the fifth player selected from the Southeastern Conference. Myles Garrett, Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams, and Derek Barnett all went ahead of the former Alabama cornerback.
Humphrey joins a defense that had Tavon Young and Jimmy Smith as the team’s starting corners in 2016. The Ravens management hope that one day that Humphrey will be able to take over for one of these two men.
At this time, Humphrey is being projected as a left cornerback.
Young — as a rookie in 2016 — appeared in 16 games, including 11 starts. He also had 53 tackles, including two tackles for a loss and one quarterback hit. He had two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and eight pass deflections.
Smith appeared in 11 games, including 11 starts in 2016. He had 32 tackles and four pass deflections
Humphrey played just two seasons with the Crimson Tide. He redshirted the 2014 season, then started in 2015 and 2016.
At Alabama, he had 81 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, five interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and 13 pass deflections.
Humphrey was a first-team All-American in his final season in college football in 2016. He was a lockdown corner with the Crimson Tide, before declaring for the draft as a junior.
He was also a part of the Crimson Tide team that won the 2015 national championship.
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