NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens get an exciting pass rusher
22. Baltimore Ravens: Clelin Ferrell, Edge rusher, Clemson (C)
Ferrell is an incredible player, I actually have him as my 10th best player on the board. The Ravens are put in a weird spot here. They can take a receiver that should finally work out for them, but Ferrell is such a can’t miss prospect. Logically, the Ravens can attack the wide receiver position later in the draft. Baltimore has to replace Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith. Ferrell has the traits that Suggs had coming out of Arizona State in 2003. The Ravens could find their next legendary defender with Ferrell. The idea of the best secondary in football with Ferrell and Matt Judon on opposite sides is one that could win the Ravens another AFC North Championship.
23. Houston Texans – Garrett Bradbury, Center, NC State (R)
Any offensive line help is a necessity for the Texans but adding Bradbury would be fit both need and value. The key to a successful offensive line is by having a good center who can call out blitzes and command the other offensive linemen. Having Bradbury gives the Texans exactly that, while also providing Deshaun Watson with a tremendous pass protector.
24. Oakland Raiders – Brian Burns, Edge Rusher, Florida State
If the Raiders can somehow land Burns outside the top ten that’s already a huge win for them. However, finding him at 24 is unreal; so unreal, in fact, that it won’t happen. Ever. But in this mock, Burns falls down the board and the Raiders will happily scoop him up to lineup across from another athletic marvel at edge rusher, Arden Key. There’s no replacing Khalil Mack but having Burns and Key is as good of a young, raw duo as you’ll find.
25. Philadelphia Eagles -Byron Murphy, Cornerback, Washington (C)
Murphy is an underrated prospect that will be an instant starter for the Eagles. Murphy plays bigger than his 5’11” frame and he has ball skills. In two years with the Washington Huskies he had six interceptions. Murphy is an aggressive cornerback and he just happens to be everything the Eagles need in the secondary.