The Baltimore Ravens are hoping that former Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley is going to be the answer to some of their woes along the offensive line. This is probably why they selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
On Friday, Stanley became the next first-round pick to sign his rookie deal. Like all other rookies selected in the first round, his deal is for four years with a fifth-year option and is said to equal that of the top ten offensive linemen in the NFL.
The Ravens reportedly went back and forth between Stanley and former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil up until the day of the draft. They reportedly went with Stanley after a video of Tunsil smoking marijuana through a gas mask popped up on Twitter and caused him to fall from the top ten to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13.
Ronnie Stanley was regarded as the top lineman in the draft by many teams and he ended up being the first one taken. He will likely end up as the Ravens’ left tackle, but, for now, that spot belongs to eight-year veteran Eugene Monroe.
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