It’s officially NFL Draft season. The NFL Scouting Combine is about three weeks away. Teams met with players at the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. Draft boards around the NFL are starting to take shape. As for the Ravens, they have the 28th pick in the first round, so let’s start looking at some names the Ravens could draft by position.
What are the Ravens’ biggest needs?
WR: The Ravens must continue to build this group.
LB: They need speed and youth. In 2019, they did well on the fly.
EDGE: Even if Matthew Judon stays, they need to be better off the edge.
CB: Do Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr stay or go?
IDL: Michael Pierce is a pending unrestricted free agent.
IOL: Marshal Yanda is considering retirement.
OT: They need depth for rainy days.
S: They should add some depth.
RB: I’d love to see them add another dynamic ball-carrier.
Free agency and maybe a retirement will answer some of these needs, so at No. 28 … let’s get to some names to know. These are players I think could be available when the Ravens draft. You will not see the top 15 players on this list.
Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
Tee Higgins, Clemson
Jalen Reagor, TCU
Patrick Queen, LSU
Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
Damon Arnette, Ohio State
C.J. Henderson, Florida
Interior Defensive Line:
Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
Interior Offensive Line:
Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU
Lucas Niang, TCU
Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
Josh Jones, Houston
Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
Grant Delpit, LSU
Cam Akers, Florida State
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
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