Round 4, Pick 124: Nick Harris, IOL Washington
The Ravens have proven to possess the ability to find talented offensive linemen in the later rounds of the NFL Draft. While Nick Harris doesn’t have overwhelming size, he makes up for it with his plus athleticism and by being the ultimate technician. When you watch tape of Harris, you immediately see his ability to win with leverage. He excels as a pass protector and is above average in the running game.
For my money, I see Harris as an immediate upgrade to last year’s starter Matt Skura. There is no doubt that the Ravens need to inject some talent into the interior offensive line, and selecting a player like Harris in the fourth round is an absolute steal.
Round 4, Compensatory Pick: Troy Pride Jr., CB Notre Dame
The Ravens are pretty loaded at the cornerback position, as their roster has Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey, and the returning Tavon Young. With that said, Jimmy Smith is a free agent, and it seems the club is likely to decline an option on Brandon Carr, so cornerback depth is certainly a need.
We all know that Troy Pride, Jr. is extremely fast. He is projected to run one of the fastest 40-yard dash times at the NFL Scouting Combine this week. Also, Pride brings good size, fluidity, and quickness.
He may not see a lot of playing time in his rookie season, but he will provide quality depth with the ability to develop into a future starter for the Ravens.
Round 4, Compensatory Pick: D.J. Wonnum, EDGE South Carolina
The Ravens have been able to find very good pass-rushers in the middle rounds of the NFL Draft since their inception in 1996. One of those players, Matt Judon, is a free agent this year. It will be tough for Baltimore to resign him due to their current salary cap constraints.
D.J. Wonnum will need time and coaching, so big-time production in 2020 shouldn’t be expected. With that said, there are some tools that Wonnum brings to the table, which should excite fans for the future. He is a stout run defender and is a productive pass-rusher, which are traits to build off of.
Round 5, Pick 153: Hakeem Adeniji, OT Kansas
Every year, it seems like the Ravens are able to find a player in the 5th round that turns out to be an eventual Pro Bowl talent. My pick for the 2020 NFL Draft is Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji. At the next level, I forecast that Adeniji kicks inside to guard and will develop into a high-quality player. He is a big, powerful mauler who possesses tremendous length.
Overall in this Ravens 7-round NFL mock draft, two studs are added on the defensive side of the ball in Queen and Gallimore, both of who should contribute at a high level from day one. Mims gives them a legitimate threat to Miles Boykin for the second receiver job. The selections of Pride, Jr., and Wonnum bolster the depth on the defensive side of the ball. Harris and Adeniji give Baltimore two future starters along the offensive line. The Baltimore Ravens are loaded and a serious threat to win Super Bowl 55.