Baltimore Ravens Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draftby Mike Fanelli March 27, 2021 1 comment
The Baltimore Ravens were mainly quiet in free agency as they usually are. Aside from trying to sign a veteran wide receiver, the Ravens had only one meaningful signing, adding former New York Giants’ guard Kevin Zeitler to a three-year deal worth $22.5 million. Since Zeitler was cut, his signing won’t impact the Ravens 2022 compensatory picks. However, despite losing a couple of starters, the Ravens don’t have many holes on paper to fill in the draft.
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Round 1, Pick 27: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
After several free agents like Kenny Golladay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and T.Y. Hilton turned down offers from the Ravens, they use their first-round pick on a wide receiver. Marquise Brown is entering his third year in the league, and the Ravens have high expectations for him. However, the depth behind him an underwhelming. Miles Boykin has been a bust so far in his career, while Devin Duvernay and James Proche will need to take a step forward in year two. While he got overshadowed by his LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase, Marshall was a dominant force over his final two seasons, totaling 1,402 yards and 23 touchdowns. Even after signing Sammy Watkins to a one-year deal, the Ravens should use their first-round pick on a wide receiver.
For more on Marshall, check out our scouting report on him here.
Round 2, Pick 58: Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington
Baltimore lost their two starting edge rushers in free agency as Matt Judon signed with the New England Patriots while Yannick Ngakoue signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. While Baltimore re-signed Pernell McPhee and Tyus Bowser, the Ravens need to add at least one edge rusher in the draft. With McPhee re-signed to only a one-year deal, combined with limited depth at edge rusher, the Ravens need to address the position within the first two rounds. Meanwhile, Tryon opted out of the 2020 season, but in 2019, he had 12.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. The Ravens can use Tryon as a rotational player as a rookie, with the expectation of taking over for McPhee after this season.
Joe Tryon's hands never stop working. He's pretty fun. (9) pic.twitter.com/ivaXgbL0mg
— Dalton Miller (@DaltonBMiller) January 3, 2021
Round 3, Pick 104: Andre Cisco, SAF, Syracuse
Last season, the duo of DeShon Elliott and Chuck Clark played great for Baltimore. However, Elliott is a free agent after the 2021 season and will likely end up elsewhere as the Ravens need to save their cap space to extend Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews. During his time at Syracuse, Cisco totaled 136 tackles and 13 interceptions. With several defensive backs entering the final year of their contracts, expect the Ravens to use multiple draft picks on their secondary.
Round 4, Pick 131: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
If the Ravens end up trading Orlando Brown, they will need to address the right tackle spot. However, even if Brown is in Baltimore next season, the Ravens have a hole at backup tackle. Veteran D.J. Fluker is a free agent, and at soon to be 30 years old, he likely won’t be offered a new contract. While 2020 third-round pick Tyre Phillips can take over as the starting right tackle, Baltimore should add some depth with upside. Meanwhile, Little opted out of the 2020 season but had a stellar career at Stanford. While his pass blocking needs work, Little should develop into a solid replacement for Brown at right tackle.
Round 5, Pick 171: Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State
The Ravens have the best cornerback unit in the league. However, their depth will take a hit as both Jimmy Smith and Anthony Averett will be free agents after the 2021 season. Furthermore, Marcus Peters will enter the final year of his contract in 2022, and Baltimore can save $15 million by releasing him. Despite a shortened 2020 season, Brown had a career-high five interceptions. Furthermore, Brown might never turn into a starter for the Ravens; however, with several cornerbacks heading into a contract year, adding depth at cornerback is needed.
Two-pick Shakur. 😉
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 14, 2020
Round 5, Pick 184: Wyatt Hubert, EDGE, Kansas State
Despite spending a second-round pick on Tryon, the Ravens would be wise to spend one of their day three picks on an edge rusher. Top reserve, Jaylon Ferguson, has been a bust so far in his career. In two seasons, he has a total of 4.5 sacks and zero turnovers in 28 games played. Meanwhile, Hubert didn’t get much media in college, but he was a force during his time at Kansas State. Over his three-year career, Hubert totaled 33 tackles for a loss and 20 sacks. Brown may never turn into a full-time starter for the Ravens. However, Baltimore has been successful in drafting day three edge rushers and turning them into impact players.
Round 6, Pick 210: Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson
Even after adding Marshall in the first round, the Raven end this mock draft by selecting Powell. He had a breakout 2020 season in part due to the season-ending injury to Justyn Ross. Powell finished tied for first on the team with seven touchdowns and second with 882 receiving yards. Powell then had a good performance during Senior Bowl week. While Powell lacks upside, the Ravens can count on him as a rotational receiver as a rookie.
— Brandon Olsen (@WNS_Brandon) January 27, 2021