Ravens Draft: Potential first round picks by position

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Derwin James
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Derwin James /
2 of 5

Lamar Jackson QB, Louisville

It’s hard to imagine the Ravens taking a QB in the first round. Especially with the “top” guys projecting to all go in the top ten picks. If Ozzie did decide to shake things up and take a QB, Jackson would be the top option available at #16. He’s electric for sure. We all know he can make insane plays with his legs, and he’s shown improvement as a passer. He’s a player that could benefit a lot from sitting behind a veteran for a year, and he could do much worse than a Super Bowl champ in Joe Flacco.

More from Ravens Draft

Derrius Guice RB, LSU

I think this pick is actually more likely to happen than many people believe. Guice visited with the Ravens on Thursday and it sure seems like they have an interest in him. Alex Collins was unquestionably the Ravens’ offensive-MVP in 2017, but John Harbaugh doesn’t seem to want to commit to him as the unquestioned lead man for 2018 just yet. It’s worth noting that this could easily just be because they have guys they like already in Buck Allen and Kenneth Dixon. Or… maybe they are higher on Guice than most believe. Either way, Derrius Guice can come in and be a workhouse back for any team. He’s a physical runner that NFL defenders are going to hate trying to tackle. I believe that if Guice is still on the board at #16, the Ravens won’t hesitate to take him. Book it.