It’s officially NFL Draft season. The NFL Scouting Combine is not really happening but there will be pro days. Teams met with players at the Senior Bowl. Draft boards around the NFL are starting to take shape. As for the Ravens, they have the 27th 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.
EDGE: Even if Matthew Judon stays, they need to get better off the edge.
CB: Can you ever have enough good cornerbacks in a passing league?
IDL: Brandon Williams will be 32 years old.
IOL: What about a guard? Or a center?
OT: If the Ravens trade Orlando Brown Jr., right tackle is a huge need.
S: They should add some depth and a ball hawk.
TE: Nick Boyle will be back but is iffy for Week 1. Do they need another pass-catching TE to go with Mark Andrews? Will they keep Andrews when his contract is up?
Free agency is yet to come but who could be there at No. 27? 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.
Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU
Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
Kadarius Toney, Florida
Kwity Paye, Michigan
Jaelan Phillips, Miami
Gregory Rousseau, Miami
Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
Joe Tryon, Washington
Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Aaron Robinson, UCF
Interior Defensive Line:
Christian Barmore, Alabama
Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
Interior Offensive Line:
Landon Dickerson, Alabama
Wyatt Davis, Ohio Sate
Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
Trevon Moehrig, USC
Jevon Holland, Oregon
Kyle Pitts, Florida (yes, he will be long gone, but one can dream)
Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
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