Baltimore Ravens: 3 predictions for the 2019 NFL Draft class
3. Ben Powers proves himself early at left guard:
The purple and black know first hand that a fourth round pick on the offensive line could go either way. The Ravens have found starters on the third day of the draft but they have also found players like Jermaine Eluemunor and Nico Siragusa who haven’t worked out. Let’s just imagine a world where Powers is the starting left guard right away and he proves himself instantly. All the sudden Matt Skura would be surrounded by two powerful guards and the whole offensive line could become solid as a rock. Powers is the key to the Ravens offensive line seeing this perfect world scenario.
The Ravens have to be wary about James Hurst playing left guard. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should and Hurst is a testament to that idea. Alex Lewis hasn’t been overly impressive and he isn’t very consistent. The Ravens need Powers to be able to step in right away and because of this they are going to give him every chance to shine. The reason that Powers has a shot is that he fits the offense perfectly. Powers has a chance to be a human plow with his physical abilities and a very clear mean streak on the field. He looks the part and he could prove to be a draft steal.
Powers is one of the players in the 2019 NFL Draft class that isn’t getting enough attention. He’s a 6’4″ 300 pound guard who was a stud at Oklahoma. He’s not the flashiest pick from the 2019 draft class but he has a chance. His competition for the job is actually the reason he’s here. DeCosta may not have prioritized the offensive line this offseason but he knew he couldn’t ignore it.