Ravens select Shaun Wade with No. 160 overall pick in 2021 draft

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The Baltimore Ravens have three fifth-round picks in the 2021 NFL draft, and with their first fifth-round selection at No. 160 they took cornerback Shaun Wade out of Ohio State University.

Wade saw his draft stock plummet in 2020 after having a great few seasons as a nickel cornerback. In 2020 he moved outside and struggled, and subsequently fell to Baltimore at No. 160.

With Tavon Young suffering three season-ending injuries in five years, drafting slot cornerback depth was a priority, especially if they didn’t want to risk moving Marlon Humphrey back inside in the event of Young going down.

Wade has plenty of potential at the next level. He could also see time at free safety, but the Ravens will probably look to develop him as a slot option.