Potential 2022 NFL Draft Scenario For Ravens: Interior Defensive Lineman

I am looking at possible scenarios for the Ravens in Round 1 and how a selection would change the look of the second and third rounds. This exercise assumes the Ravens make no trades in the first round and make the 14th overall pick. The top needs for the Ravens are edge rusher, cornerback, interior defensive line and offensive line.

Here is Scenario 4. (See Also: Scenario 1, Scenario 2 and Scenario 3.)

The Ravens select an interior defensive lineman with the 14th pick.

Who could it be?

• Jordan Davis, Georgia
• Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

So, who would the second-round targets be?

The Ravens could target an offensive lineman, edge rusher or cornerback in Round 2. Here are some options for each position of need in the second round.


• Tariq Woolen, Texas-San Antonio
• Roger McCreary, Auburn
• Kyle Gordon, Washington

Offensive Line:

• Sean Rhyan, RT/OG, UCLA
• Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
• Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
• Dylan Parham, OG, Memphis


• Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
• Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State
• David Ojabo. Michigan

Offensive tackle gets thin fast in this draft. Yes, there are players who could develop, but the middle of Round 2 is where surefire starters stop in 2022. Cornerback depth is strong in this year’s draft, so if the Ravens decide to go this route, they could double up at the cornerback position. The defensive line has solid prospects through Round 5, just not a ton of Day 3 talent. EDGE is one of the deepest positions in 2022.

In the third round, the Ravens’ options are:

Interior Defensive Line:

• John Ridgeway, Arkansas
• Zachary Carter, Florida
• Phidarian Mathis, Alabama


• Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska
• Alontae Taylor, Tennessee
• Coby Bryant, Cincinnati


• Drake Jackson, Southern Cal
• Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
• Sam Williams, Mississippi

Offensive Line:

• Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
• Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
• Cole Strange, OG/C, Chattanooga
• Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

What if the draft went like this?

14th pick: Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
45th pick: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
76th pick: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
100th pick: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

In addition, the Ravens would still have six Day 3 picks left to address the other needs. Would this start to the draft be a solid start? As a Ravens fan, are you satisfied going into Day 3?

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