2013 NFL Draft: Baltimore Ravens Select Marc Anthony

 

 

Ed Szczepanski- USA Today Sports

 

The Baltimore Ravens selected Cornerback Marc Anthony in seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Anthony recorded five interceptions in his four years in college. He does not have the play-making ability of a corner, but a solid corner who can hold his own at times when called upon and has the vision to deflect passes that come his way. He ran a 4.6 at his pro-day which caused him to slip further in the draft. He has good size for corner, at 5-11 weighing 196 lbs. He is at times inconsistent in tackling, but better coaching can fix that.

According to Mel Kiper of ESPN, if Anthony had run a 4.5 or a 4.4, he would had been a third or fourth round pick. So the talent is there. He will by no means be asked to start right away for the Ravens; he will most likely be on special teams primarily in his first year. The Ravens tend not to start young corners immediately. It was evident in 2011 when the Ravens draft Jimmy Smith in the first round. Lardarius Webb eased himself in as a third-round pick in 2009 before tearing his ACL. Asa Jackson, A fifth round pick in the 2012 draft is still looking to see more action on the Ravens defense.

Usually, corners who are drafted in the later rounds are considered limited in terms of what they can do in coverage. But Anthony has the ability to play man and zone effectively.


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