2020 NFL Draft: Ravens Inside Linebacker-Only Seven-Round Mock Draft

When the 2020 NFL Draft begins April 23, the Baltimore Ravens will look to fill several key holes on the roster. While they have added players in free agency, one area they still need to address is inside linebacker. The Ravens have nine draft picks in 2020, so what if they decided to fix the linebacker problem once and for all? Here are three inside linebackers they could draft in each round.

Round 1, Pick 28
Might Be: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson (would have to trade up into the top seven to have a shot)
Could Be: Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Should Be: Patrick Queen, LSU

Round 2, Picks 55 and 60
Might Be: Troy Dye, Oregon
Could Be: Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
Should Be: Malik Harrison, Ohio State

Round 3, Picks 92 and 106
Might Be: Evan Weaver, California
Could Be: Joe Bachie Jr., Michigan State
Should Be: Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State

Round 4, Picks 129 and 143
Might Be: Willie Gay Jr.. Mississippi State
Could Be: David Woodward, Utah State
Should Be: Logan Wilson, Wyoming

Rounds 5 through 7, Picks 170 and 225
Might Be: Jacob Phillips, LSU (fifth round)
Could Be: Shaquille Quarterman, Miami (fifth)
Should Be: Mykal Walker, Fresno State (seventh)
Bonus late-rounder: Justin Strnad, Wake Forest (fifth)

Some Notes:

  • If you are looking for a Week 1 starting inside linebacker, you better grab one in the first two rounds because it is not a deep class at all.
  • There are very few three-down inside linebackers in this class. You have thumpers, you have solid coverage guys and you have four or five who can do both.

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