The Senior Bowl week is nearly at an end with the final practice finishing Thursday afternoon. What should the Baltimore Ravens take away from what we saw?
Senior Bowl practices have officially come to an end in Mobile, Alabama and the game will kick off tomorrow at 1:30 pm CT. The teams are absolutely loaded this year and if you haven’t watched the game before, this is the year to tune in. If you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan, there’s plenty for you to watch. The wide receiving group is studly and there’s plenty of pass rushers to be had.
Still, we learned a lot from three days worth of practice. Quite a few players have shot up the board and improved their 2020 NFL Draft stock significantly. The following are the biggest takes aways from the week out in Mobile for the Baltimore Ravens:
- The biggest winner from the week has to be Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims. Mims was working defensive backs all week long and separated himself from the pack to perhaps get some day one buzz. The wide receiver talent in the 2020 NFL Draft is crazy, but Mims might’ve done enough to establish himself as a top-10 receiver in the class.
- The wide receivers as a whole dominated the week, which is great news for the Baltimore Ravens, who need some extra help out wide. We already mentioned Mims as a winner, but Ohio State’s K.J. Hill was also outstanding down in Mobile. All I have to do to paint the picture of how his week went is to show you this highlight right here:
… yeah, he really did THAT.
- There are going to be four quarterbacks drafted in the top-15 of this draft class, which is going to push some top-end talent down the board. After terrific weeks from Justin Herbert and Jordan Love, teams will be itching to move up and secure their quarterbacks of the future. Baltimore already has their’s and will be thankful for some top-tier talent falling onto their laps.
- Alabama’s Terrell Lewis has been linked to the Baltimore Ravens on more than one occasion in 2020 NFL Draft mocks, including your’s truly. Lewis balled out in Mobile, showing off his crazy athleticism and relentless pass-rushing abilities. His medicals have checked out good thus far after tearing his ACL last season. Lewis should be high on Baltimore’s draft board.
- South Carolina’s Javon Kinlaw is one of the few players the Ravens should consider jumping up for, should they feel the need to do so. Kinlaw was the best player on the practice fields this past week and should be a lock for the top-15 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Still, Baltimore needs pass rush from their defensive line and Kinlaw would provide just that.
- A few under-the-radar players to know that had good weeks in Mobile: Lloyd Cushenberry (center, LSU), Josh Uche (edge rusher, Michigan), and Bradlee Anae (edge rusher, Utah).
- Finally, these are the players I believe the Baltimore Ravens should have the most interest in (in no particular order):
- Denzel Mims
- K.J. Hill
- Zach Baun
- Terrell Lewis
- Collin Johnson
- Van Jefferson
That’s all from me and this year’s trip to Mobile, Alabama for the 2020 Senior Bowl. Look for my recap of the game tomorrow and a brand-new 2020 NFL Draft mock on Monday!