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2020 NFL Draft: Baltimore Ravens 7-Round Mock Draft

Last season, the Baltimore Ravens saw their defense struggle mightily in a playoff loss to the Titans to end their season prematurely. In this updated 7-round NFL mock draft, we will take a look at how the Ravens can bolster their defense for the 2020 season.

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.

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  1. Not impressed with either draft. The Ravens need impact players in the first 3 rounds. They need to replace Yanda with a starter and insurance for Skura in case he starts the year on IR. They need an impact middle linebacker, not a developmental one. They need at least one impact receiver. The mocks also need to be realistic. It’s doubtful Mims will be available at the back end of the second round. Here would be my selections:

    Pick 28. ILB – Patrick Queen (I’m assuming, like you, that he’ll be available. He may not be). Plug and play
    Pick 55: WR – Michael Pittman – fills the need for a possession receiver with hands and advanced route running
    Pick 60: iOL – Robert Hunt (or Hennessy if available) Hunt kicks in to guard, but can fill in at OT if needed
    Pick 92: iOL – Tyler Biadasz (or Muti if available) Biadasz can play center or guard
    Pick 106: WR – Devin Duvernay (or Lynn Bowden if available) Both provide speed, hands and savvy in the slot
    Pick 129: Edge – Alton Robinson or Devon Taylor – all edge players are developmental after 1st round.
    Pick 134: TE: David Asiasi – in line TE with good hands and blocker

    Round 5 and 7. Total crapshoot

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