Matt Zenith, beat writer for both football and basketball for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, joined Rob and Ken to talk about the Crimson Tide players that the Ravens drafted.
Matt started by talking about Ravens first round pick Marlon Humphrey, cornerback out of Alabama, saying, “I think Marlon is a high upside kid and someone who is hard to find at the cornerback position…someone who is 6’1 and has some areas to improve on like winning consistently on 50/50 balls.” As for why there was such a backlash to the Humphrey pick among Ravens fans, Matt said, “I think because of some of the other guys who were available like Jonathan Allen still being on the board, Reuben Foster who I think is going to be terrific in the NFL and O.J. Howard also being on the board still also.”
When asked about Ravens third round pick, linebacker Tim Williams of Alabama, Matt said, “an extremely gifted pass rusher, he was never a full time player at Alabama but I’m interested to see how he develops as a complete player…there is no question he can get after the quarterback, he’s an explosive very good athlete I think he’ll make an impact from day one.”
Matt also went on to talk about the outlook for some of the SEC teams for the upcoming college football season.