Kiper Gives Baltimore Ravens LB, WR, OL in 2020 NFL Draft mock 4.0
Pick 60: Matt Hennessy, Center (Temple)
Most mock drafts have either given the Ravens Michigan’s Cesar Ruiz in Round one, or waited until the third or fourth rounds to address the interior offensive line. Kiper opts to address the need with Baltimore’s final second-round pick, and I can get behind it. When you look at the film, Hennessy really isn’t far behind Ruiz, and would certainly be able to push Matt Skura, Patrick Mekari, and Ben Powers for a starting job at either center or right guard.
With guards like Netane Muti, Tyler Biadaz, Damien Lewis, and Solomon Kindley all still on the board, the Ravens definitely didn’t maximize the value of this pick, and a case could also be made to take Muti ahead of Hennessy if they do address guard. With John Harbaugh calling interior line one of the top two priorities of the offseason, though, it’s hard to take too much issue with the pick.
With Marlon Davidson and Terrell Lewis still on the board, though, one of those two would’ve been my pick here. Davidson plays like a Raven, and has been mentioned as a possible first-round pick. To be able to get him towards the end of the second round could prove to be one of the steals of the draft. The same can be said for Lewis, though the injury history is an obvious concern (and clearly factored into Kiper keeping him out of the first two rounds altogether). But even with the injury history, Lewis’s upside would still be preferable to taking Hennessy at 60 for me.
Still on the board at 60: Marlon Davidson, Terrell Lewis, Kyle Dugger, Josh Uche, Trevon Diggs, Raekwon Davis, Malik Harrison, Laviska Shenault, Curtis Weaver