Baltimore Ravens: What Will They Do with the 27th Overall Pick?
The Baltimore Ravens finished with an 11-5 record last season and finished in second place in the AFC North. Baltimore took down the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Wild Card Round. The Ravens then lost to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round.
Baltimore drafts extremely well year-after-year because of general manager Eric DeCosta. The Baltimore Ravens have a ton of young talent on the roster and they usually don’t go after a ton of free agents these days.
They make more trades than usual. Baltimore is a good run orginization and they will look to add more young talent to the pool this season. What should the Baltimore Ravens do with the 27th overall pick and how to make head coach John Harbaugh’s squad better?
They don’t have a true number one wide receiver on the outside. Marquise Brown is more a slot wide receiver than outside wide receiver. The Baltimore Ravens run a heavy centric offense and it was tough to attract marque free agents to the roster.
Tylan Wallace from Oklahoma State would be a very interesting selection for the Baltimore Ravens. He is a little bit undersized to be on the outside but he is tough as nails and goes up for the football.
Wallace was the heartbeat of the Oklahoma State wide receivers group. He has the potential to have a solid NFL career.
Elijah Moore from Ole Miss would be the perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens with the 27th overall pick. Moore would be a true number one wide receiver. D.K. Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks and A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans both played at Ole Miss.
Moore broke some of Brown’s records. Elijah Moore is more than capable of being a game-breaker for Lamar Jackson on the outside.
Ronadle Moore from Purdue is more of a slot wide receiver than an outside receiver. He would be good underneath for the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson, but it would be better to have someone on the outside rather than the inside.
Second Tight End to Mark Andrews
The way the Baltimore Ravens have their offensive scheme by offensive coordinator Greg Roman, they need at least two reliable tight ends to make this offense successful. Mark Andrews is the top tight end on the roster, but they need a second one.
Pat Freiermuth of Penn State would be the perfect tight end to fit the Baltimore Ravens system. He is a tremendous run blocker, with the possibility of becoming a solid pass catcher in the play action game. Freiermuth would also be a part of the Baltimore Ravens smash mouth football game.
Tommy Tremble from Notre Dame is an extremely raw prospect. He is a tremendous blocker and Tremble would act more like an extra offensive lineman because Tremble is a non-threat in the passing game.
Hunter Long from Boston College is more of a wide receiver playing the tight end position. He doesn’t have the physical tools to be a legitimate run blocker and he needs to work on that. Long would be an interesting prospect, but he wouldn’t fit the Baltimore Ravens offensive scheme most likely. Too bad they can’t get Kyle Pitts from Florida though, he is projected to be a top five to top 10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Other than Patrick Queen on the inside, they are going to need some help on the outside as well with the departure of Mathew Judon to the New England Patriots.
Jeremiah Owusu-Kormoah from Notre Dame is the most athletic inside linebacker in the 2021 NFL Draft. A pairing of him and Patrick Queen would be a headache for the next decade for the Baltimore Ravens. Owusu-Kormoah is a tackling machine and can also make plays in the passing game as well here.
Zaven Collins from Tulsa is more of an outside linebacker and most likely start for the Baltimore Ravens on day one. Collins would plug in the spot that Judon was positioned in. Zaven Collins would be a good first-round selection for the Baltimore Ravens if they went that route.
Jamin Davis from Kentucky has the vibe of a potential Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts. Davis is an inside linebacker and can also make tackles and he needs to work on getting off his blocks. If he does that, then Jamin Davis could be one of the elite linebackers in the NFL sooner rather than later.
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