Baltimore Ravens: 3 fun draft prospects you’re not thinking about
3. Marlon Davidson, Edge (Auburn)
This is a player that could be in play at the end of the first round. I have seen Davidson mocked to the Ravens a bit, however he isn’t the most popular choice for the 28th pick. We keep talking about the same guys: Patrick Queen, Kenneth Murray, K’Lavon Chaisson, Yetur-Gross Matos, Denzel Mims, A.J. Epenesa and so on and so on. You get the point. Davidson is on the edge of the first round conversation, yet he gets even less attention from Ravens fans than even Zack Baun. Davidson is one of the better edge rushers in this draft class and he’s got to be on the Ravens’ radar.
Javon Kinlaw has edge like traits as an interior defensive lineman. Davidson has defensive lineman traits as an edge rusher. He’s a 6’3″ 303 pound man. He looks like a defensive end, but he has the quickness off the edge to be a quality pass rusher off the edge. Davidson had 6.5 sacks last season. He’s developed into a really strong prospect over four years at Auburn. He could be a player that comes into the NFL ready to produce. His production picked up in his senior season.
Davidson doesn’t have monster sack numbers and he lives in the in-between of being a defensive end and an outside linebacker. He’s the biggest and most physical option when it comes to edge rushers. He’s basically a poor man’s A.J. Epenesa. Epenesa ran a 5.04 second 40 yard dash and had 17 reps of the bench press. Davidson has the same 40 time and 21 reps on the bench press. I think Davidson is the most underrated prospect in this draft class. He’s the biggest, baddest edge rusher the Ravens could find. I would be more than okay with him at the 28th pick.