1. No position is off limits:
The Baltimore Ravens don’t need a quarterback. That being said if Jalen Hurts is there in the fourth round because the NFL proves to be cautious with him he would be an option. He would be a perfect backup for the Ravens. If the Ravens play their cards right, they could get a good trade down the line kind of like the Patriots have done with their backups to Brady. The point is that there is no position (other than kicker) that the Ravens can’t explore at some point in this draft class.
The Ravens are loaded at running back right? Well, they may not want to take D’Andre Swift at 28 however Anthony McFarland in the fourth round would be an awesome pick. The Ravens are stacked at cornerback, however they can never have enough talent at that position. It’s not a bad idea to draft a cornerback every single year at some point in the draft. It’s not like Anthony Averett showed a ton of positive potential. In the first couple rounds, Baltimore should attack their more urgent needs. That doesn’t mean they can’t draft a player they don’t absolutely need at the moment. Value is the key to a good draft, regardless of position.
These are the things that I believe heading into the NFL Draft. If I was Eric DeCosta these would be the three things that I would remind myself before I go into the virtual war room on Thursday night. The first thing is that a good wide receiver has to be part of the draft plan. There are two ways to go about it, yet receiver has to be addressed in a strong receiver class. The second thing is that I want to maximize value and and get as many picks. Finally, don’t be afraid to pick best player available when the value is off the charts. It all boils down to one point. Don’t reach, don’t turn down players who fall to you at the right spot.