First Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft

With compensation picks fully accounted for and the NFL Combine nearing its end, the flurry of mock drafts will only increase in depth and variety.

Round 1, Pick 22: Ed Oliver (DT, Houston)

The Ravens have larger needs than interior defensive line, but Ed Oliver fell to the Ravens in this mock draft. Oliver, who used to be the projected No. 1 pick in this draft, could fall due to questions about his size and length as an interior defensive lineman.

However, Oliver offers immense upside not only as a pass rusher but also as a run stopper. Oliver has elite athleticism and his compact frame enables him to be quick and powerful with his movements and ability to get into the backfield to disrupt the quarterback and many running plays.

Round 3, Pick 85: Elgton Jenkins (OL, Mississippi State)

While the Ravens could use this pick on a running back or wide receiver, Jenkins would provide versatility in the center of the offensive line. Jenkins works effectively in either run or pass, rarely getting manhandled by his matchup. Jenkins possesses good size for the position and an innate ability to fend off would-be defensive threats. While his motor has come under question, Jenkins does have a blend of abilities which should make him a starting caliber center in the NFL.

Round 3, Pick 102: Trayveon Williams (RB, Texas A&M)

While on the shorter side, Williams offers versatility in the backfield as a pass catcher, blocker, and running back. Over the course of two seasons at Texas A&M, Williams hauled in 40 passes, highlighting his potential as a go-to threat out of the backfield in the NFL. Williams does lack some of the elite athleticism, as other running backs in this class have, but he has shown flashes of being effective getting into the second level of the defense. Despite being only 5-foot-9, Williams was effective in pass protection at College Station. Williams must improve to be an every-down back in the NFL, but he presents a pleasant upside, especially as a third-round selection.

Round 4, Pick 113: KeeSean Johnson (WR, Fresno State)

Johnson, while at Fresno State, was an incredibly versatile receiver. He lined up across the field, but his home in the NFL looks like it will be in the slot where his excellent route running savviness will be on full display. If the Ravens were to select Johnson, they could use him as an effective blocker for a run plays as he showed a good ability to cut off defensive players who were driving towards the football. Johnson, although not an elite athlete, has enough shiftiness and ability to move the chains as a receiver without amazing elusiveness.

Round 4, Pick 123: David Sills (WR, West Virginia)

Sills, a converted quarterback, has a very high ceiling as a potential number one receiver in the NFL. With optimal size, at 6-foot-4, Sills offers elite red-zone and big-play capabilities due to his large frame and ability to create separation beyond the line of scrimmage. While not as refined of a route runner as other members of the draft class, Sills compensates with the ability to win aerial duels. While Sills has room to grow as a receiver, any system that gives him targets should bring out the best in the former USC recruit.

Round 5, Pick 160: Malik Carney (EDGE, North Carolina)

Carney offers upside on the edge as he recorded 17 sacks and 32 tackles for loss while at North Carolina. At 6-foot-3, Carney offers good size for the position, and his consistent production at North Carolina should be noted as he transitions into the NFL. If the Ravens were to pick Carny with a fifth-round selection, they could be looking at a potentially high ceiling for the former Tar Heel.

Round 6, Pick 191: Tre Lamar (LB, Clemson)

Lamar offers tremendous effort and motor from the second level of the defense. While at Clemson, Lamar contributed to the team success of the Tigers by being an effective hitter and showing an ability to blitz due to his good balance and ability to get off blocks. If the Ravens select Lamar in the sixth round, they would receive a high energy player with the ability to cause fumbles in the middle of the field due to his propensity to deliver big hits. The Ravens would also get a winner as Lamar was a part of the 2018 National Champion Clemson roster.

Round 6, Pick 193: Andrew Wingard (S, Wyoming)

While Wingard lacks the size to be a great deep ball safety, Wingard offers excellent appeal near the line of scrimmage. Near the line of scrimmage, Wingard has shown a knack for recognizing run plays and dropping receivers and running backs near the line of scrimmage. However, in the open field, Wingard has a relatively poor tackling technique and does not have the athleticism to make up for his poor technique. An improvement in his technique would enable the Ravens to employee Wingard as a replacement for Eric Weddle in the future.


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