A look towards the 2020 NFL Draft:
Historically speaking, the Baltimore Ravens have made a name for themselves when it comes to the draft. This year though, the Ravens have an embarrassment of riches, especially when it comes to the first three rounds of the draft. I can’t remember a time when the Ravens were starting a draft with five picks in the first three rounds. With that type of draft capital, the Ravens will be able to move around the draft at will and pick up players that can come in and have an immediate impact. They will have even more flexibility if Matt Judon and Robert Griffin III are traded.
This draft is very deep at the positions that the Ravens are weak at. Wide receivers are everywhere, pass rushers are abundant and there is plenty of offensive linemen to consider during day two or three of the draft. Eric Decosta and Ozzie Newsome are probably super excited to have the draft capital they do and also see that the positions of need are readily available. Decosta might even be formulating a plan to package some of the many picks they have to move up in the draft and grab a player in the top 15 picks. With all the moves he has made in the past few days he should feel much better about some positions now then he did heading into the draft.
With the moves made in free agency and all the draft picks accumulated, the 2020 Ravens team should look even better than the 2019 version. The players up front are bigger and more versatile, the pass rush should be much improved with the draft coming up. Also, players like Jaylon Ferguson and Jihad Ward should continue to develop. The wide receiver position should also be much improved, the Ravens are going to draft a player or two and should see the development from the young talent they already have on the roster. On paper, the 2020 Ravens could be the most complete team in the NFL.