Darin McCann releases his second 2020 NFL Draft mock and pegs the Baltimore Ravens with a pass rusher in round one, plus some other terrific athletes.
So, we’re less than two weeks out from the 2020 NFL draft, and it’s time to take a second stab at a seven-round mock for our beloved Baltimore Ravens. We went through The Draft Network’s simulator and included no trades in this edition. My third mock, to come out the day of the first round of this year’s draft, will feature a trade or two.
So, this was a little different from my first version, as I have developed more positive feelings for some guys, and maybe dropped some optimism in others. “Optimism,” by the way, is a keyword in any draft, as selections are made on educated hope in what these players will become. We can argue until we’re blue in the face over who is and isn’t a first-rounder, and about half these guys will probably underwhelm in their careers when all’s said and done.
So, it’s all speculation and hope, while trying to mitigate against potential dangers and/or disasters. It’s kind of like dating, but with less chance of having someone scratch a hate-word on the side of your car with a steak knife — unless you draft a quarterback that doesn’t work out. Then all bets are off.
Again, we are prisoners of the board before us. Before I took my first pick here, the Seattle Seahawks selected Cesar Ruiz, the player I was fully expecting to take for the Ravens. And that’s how this often works. Let’s stop with the slow talk, and share some picks that are certain to make you go crazy on Twitter and Facebook.
Enjoy. Or, don’t. We’re all speculating here.