Despite a COVID-19 outbreak last year, the Ravens managed to have a successful season, finishing 11-5 and qualifying for the 2020 NFL playoff divisional round.
But if you know John Harbaugh and the Baltimore organization, then you know that reaching the playoffs isn’t enough. The Ravens want to be a consistent Super Bowl contender as former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson enters his prime. That means they’ll have to put their future NFL draft picks to good use in order to fill some glaring holes on their roster.
Here’s a look at the Ravens’ picks in the 2021 NFL Draft:
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Ravens’ 2021 Draft Pick: When Does Baltimore Pick?
- Round 1, Pick No. 27: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
- Round 1, Pick No. 31: Jayson Oweh, EDGE, State of Penn
- Round 3, Pick No. 94: Ben Cleveland, OG, Georgia
- Round 3, Pick No. 104: Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU
- Round 4, Pick No. 131: Tylan Wallace, WR, State of Oklahoma
- Round 5, Pick No. 160: Shaun Wade, CB, State of Ohio
- Round 5, Pick No. 171: Daelin Hayes, EDGE, Notre Dame
- Round 5, Pick No. 184: Ben Mason, FB, Michigan
2021 NFL Ravens Draft Order
|1||31 (of the chiefs)|
|3rd||31 (of the chiefs)|
|3rd||41 (Special compensatory selection)|
|5||40 (Compensatory selection)|
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NFL Ravens Draft Needs
- Defensive line / linebacker: Baltimore lost Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue and Jihad Ward in free agency. They should choose a prospect who can put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks and rack up sacks.
- Wide receiver: Statistics tell the story. In each of the past two seasons, the outgoing Ravens have finished last in the NFL in catching and receiving yards. Not great.
- Security: Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott are expected to be the starters, but the former sixth-round picks aren’t considered game changers. The Ravens are unlikely to take a first-round safety, but they could catch one on Day 2 or day 3.
Ravens simulated project 2021
Here are the latest projections from the 2021 NFL Draft for the Ravens, according to Vinnie Iyer’s mock seven-round draft:
|4th||31||Chauncey Golston||DT / DE||Iowa|