As he so often does, Ozzie Newsome has found a valuable pick in the draft.
With the Ravens’ second-round pick, No. 48 overall, Baltimore grabbed Timmy Jernigan, a Florida State defensive tackle who’s generally viewed as a first-round talent.
Jernigan is a tough, physical nose tackle who was a major part of the Seminoles’ national championship effort last season, and it’s a bit surprising that he was still available in the middle of the second round.
However, the news last week that Jernigan was red-flagged on a Scouting Combine drug test, reportedly for a diluted sample, may have led some teams to mark Jernigan down. (It also may have contributed to the fact that Jernigan didn’t attend the draft, even though he was one of the 30 players initially on the list.)
Now Jernigan heads to Baltimore.