Draft Pick Profile: Nico Siragusa


Nico Siragusa, OL//San Diego State


6 ft 4 in/ 319 lbs.

Pro Comparison:  Jarvis Harrison. Siragusa's footwork models that of Harrison. Harrison was a 5th Round pick and Siragusa shares much of the mid to late round value. Siragusa's lower half strength draws a striking comparison to Harrison's style of play.

Strengths:  Siragusa is excellent in pass-blocking. As a guard, he handles the DT's well and ranked 3rd among FBS guards in pass blocking. His arm strength allows him to hold his own on the line and he has positional flexibility.

Weaknesses:  Cutoff blocks are his biggest points of weakness and something he will want to work on before can expect to start. He also wasn't available for the Senior Bowl after suffering an injury, so look for that to possibly linger into Training Camp.

2017 Outlook: The Ravens are in desperate need of O-Line depth and this is their first offensive pick of the draft. Siragusa could slot in at either guard or could even learn how to play center. Projected as a 3-4 round pick, the Ravens got great value here and scouts have said he compares to 1st Round Pick last year in Joshua Garnett. And before you ask, he is not related to Raven great Tony Siragusa. I expect Siragusa to compete with John Urschel for either starting Left Guard or Center.

Bottom Line:  This is a solid pick for a Day 3 selection. Siragusa will only continue to improve and hopefully will rise to the occasion against tougher competition. We may just see Siragusa starting this year if the Ravens don't go elsewhere in free agency.