A last-minute 2020 Mock Draft for the Baltimore Ravens. Looking at all picks from rounds one through Round seven to address the needs for 2020 and beyond.
If you’re thinking the Baltimore Ravens are pretty set heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, you wouldn’t be alone. Many fans, pundits, and journalists have echoed a similar strategy: WR, ILB, IOL (not necessarily in that order), and you’re done. Anything more than a player or two at those positions and you’re just picking players because you have to. I thought the same thing, before sitting down and conducting two mock drafts.
The Ravens are certainly in a solid position heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, but once you start picking the players to try to fill the absolute needs, and once you start to see how a draft can shape and morph you into a corner, it oddly becomes a tense practice. I can’t imagine what Ravens GM Eric DeCosta goes through when taking part in a real draft.
All of that said, the point here is that the Ravens don’t want to waste any of their 9 picks. You have three or four positions that absolutely need focus, sure, but you’re not just thinking about this year. Will the Ravens be set at IDL or Cornerback/Safety in 2021? What if the Ravens can survive with two starting Tight Ends, but an injury occurs? Shouldn’t the Ravens draft a third TE, now that Hayden Hurst is gone? These are the questions I’ll attempt to tackle in my mock draft below.