Chris Schisler’s Mock Draft for the Baltimore Ravens:
Using the NFL Draft Network’s mock draft simulator I made this mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens. It gets the Ravens immediate help at wide receiver and linebacker. It also gets some underrated edge rushers to come help get after the quarterback.
If you’ve been reading Ebony Bird, you know this is my guy. Out of all the draft prospects in this year’s draft, Mims was the most exciting to watch. The upside for Mims is what makes this pick so good for the Ravens. The Ravens haven’t had a lot of superstars at the wide receiver position. If Mims pans out, he will be one of the best receivers of this generation.
Everybody is talking about Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queen. The third linebacker in this draft class has to be Harrison and I don’t see much of a drop off. Frankly, Harrison is a steal at 55. This is a player that I have ranked as my 19th best player in the draft. I think he is an every down linebacker who is about as good at tackling as any draft prospect this year.
It seems that every Ravens mock draft includes Michael Pittman Jr. in the second round. If he’s there, I can’t pass him up. I would have taken him with the 55th pick if I hadn’t gone with Mims at 28. This second round loads the Ravens offense up with premium talent at wide receiver and gives them their needed leader of the defense. Pittman Jr. is a productive target who will bring some toughness to an already tough offense.
This isn’t my first mock draft for the Ravens with Anae around here. He’s a good value with the 92nd overall pick. I have him just outside my top 50 so it’s hard not to be giddy about this pick. Anae is a big edge rusher coming off a 13 sack season. I think he’s a “Play like a Raven” player. I’m sticking with him here.
Just get him the ball and watch him work. Just get him the ball. In the open field Antonio Gibson is a play-maker. I actually think Gibson can be what the Ravens were hoping to get out of Keenan Reynolds, a versatile play-maker as primarily a slot receiver.
How is Bredeson still available? That’s a serious question because I have a second round grade on him. Of all the mock drafts I have done, this is the mock draft that gives Baltimore the most flat-out steals. I think Ben Powers is the answer at right guard, now he has competition. Now the Ravens have a rock solid contingency plan.
I really like Hakeem Adeniji, so I’m not going to worry about overloading at offensive tackle. I also believe that Adeniji can play guard. The Ravens now will have plenty of options on the interior of their offensive line. Doubling down on the offensive line isn’t a bad idea. Depth is one of the most underrated aspects of making an elite roster.
Wonnum is one of the most underrated edge rushers in this class. Anywhere after the third round is an understandable range for him. He’s a bit lean yet he’s explosive and he’s got great measurables. You’d like to see a little more production from him as his best season is just six sacks. At this point, why not take a chance on him?
Acy is a big confident cornerback. I think he has the ability to become something in the NFL. In Baltimore, he will have time to grow into a spot in the secondary. For now he should be a good member of the special teams units.