The Baltimore Ravens may have a couple of picks over Days 1 and 2, but the real action for the Ravens in our final mock draft comes on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Which way do they go in this mock, and which players should you know ahead of the three-day festivities?
Baltimore Ravens 2022 7-Round Mock Draft
Here are projections of every pick the Baltimore Ravens could make within a 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft, with the Pro Football Network staff as the general manager. This is what we would do with the picks after the board shook out while doing a full 7-round, 32-team mock draft.
Round 1, Pick 14: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
A sticky cover corner with an NFL lineage, Kaiir Elam heads to the Baltimore Ravens in the first round like his uncle, Matt Elam, did. Kaiir, a multi-year starter in the SEC, was dominant at times and possesses a high football IQ. He’ll pass off defenders in his coverage easily, as he understands route concepts and schemes in the blink of an eye. Elam is a true CB1 and is as good as Gardner, Andrew Booth Jr., and Derek Stingley Jr. at the top of this draft.
Round 2, Pick 45: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
Not only does Baltimore need a potential upgrade at right tackle, but they also need an insurance policy for Ronnie Stanley (who has played less than 10 games over the past two seasons combined). Bernhard Raimann could learn right tackle while also proving to be just that insurance policy. Raimann is strong, physical, and well-rounded in terms of both his pass- and run-blocking skills.
Round 3, Pick 76: Phiadarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
Big Phidarian Mathis is the next pick for the Ravens as they continue to get younger on defense. Mathis was dominant at times during his Alabama career. He’s also an athletic monster, hitting 4.89 on some scout’s times at the Combine after measuring in at 6’4″ and 310 pounds. If Mathis gets his massive wingspan and hands on the ball carrier, they’re going down.
Round 3, Pick 100 (Resolution JC-2A selection): Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
Utilizing their Resolution JC-2A selection wisely, the Ravens continue their defensive overhaul on the defensive line. Drake Jackson is the pick as the big man from Southern Cal slides nicely into the lineup. Jackson can rush the passer from several positions, and his skill set should fit nicely in the hybrid front run by Baltimore.
Round 4, Pick 119: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
Needing health, depth, and a burst in the backfield, the Ravens grab Isaiah Spiller from Texas A&M. Say what you will about the pre-draft process results for Spiller, he has an elite game speed. He also increases his speed through his breaks, a rare feat only a few accomplish with the ball in their hands.
Round 4, Pick 122 (mock trade from IND): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor
Mock Trade: The Ravens received pick Nos. 122 and 159 in 2022, as well as a 2023 seventh-round pick, from the Indianapolis Colts for their pick No. 110 in 2022 and a 2023 sixth-round pick.
Blazing through the 40-yard dash, Tyquan Thornton will give Lamar Jackson a new weapon in the passing game. Thornton slices through defenders with his speed and can create separation immediately at the line of scrimmage, massively helping the Ravens’ quick passing attack with Jackson at the helm.
Round 4, Pick 128 (from ARI): Akayleb Evans, CB, Missouri
A big-bodied cornerback, Akayleb Evans is a student of the game. He also has sound technique stemming from his time with master cornerbacks coach Aaron Fletcher both at Tulsa and their lone season at Missouri. Evans is a big man with a bigger catch radius and ability to close space at the catch point.
Round 4, Pick 139 (compensatory selection): Jamaree Salyer, OT/G, Georgia
The Ravens grab Jamaree Salyer here with one of their compensatory selections. Salyer has the ability to play wherever the Ravens need him and could act as an insurance policy for Ronnie Stanley or slide into a starting role at either guard spot.
Round 4, Pick 141 (compensatory selection): John Ridgeway, DT, Arkansas
John Ridgeway is a true interior pass rusher who excels at eating up two gaps. If he can lower his pad level and play more horizontal than vertical, his presence on the field will be felt even more in the backfield of opposing offenses.
Other players in consideration: Thomas Booker, DT, Stanford
Round 5, Pick 159 (from IND): Ali Fayad, EDGE, Western Michigan
With perhaps the best spin move we saw during the pre-draft process, Ali Fayad is the pick here as the Ravens continue to get younger on defense. Fayad is as impressive in person as he is on the field, and that’s saying something. He has a quick first step and faster hands to battle through block attempts.
Round 6, Pick 196 (from MIA): James Empey, C, BYU
Injuries on the offensive line decimated the past TWO seasons for Baltimore. They grab more insurance on the interior with James Empey at center. Empey, once thought of as a top center prospect, battled through his own injuries while at BYU. But his technical skill and proverbial ceiling still remain high.
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