Using the NFL Draft Network’s Mock Draft simulator I made one more mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens.
I wrote an article a few weeks ago that listed the three players the Baltimore Ravens couldn’t pass up on. Javon Kinlaw was one of those players. The Ravens may already have the best defensive line in football yet there was no way I could pass up my 13th ranked player at pick 28. In this mock draft the board fell this way and it became an unavoidable best player available situation. Drafting strictly for need would have been irresponsible drafting because this is unthinkable value\
Kinlaw is a bit of everything on the defensive line. He has edge traits yet he is an interior defensive lineman. He is a very unique prospect who might just have the highest ceiling of any player for the defensive front. If all goes right, Kinlaw is going to be an Aaron Donald like weapon for the Ravens defense. Rotating Kinlaw and Brandon Williams at nose guard would be a great way to lean on situational football in Baltimore. It’s also worth noting that having fresh legs on the defensive line is a great thing and Derek Wolfe has an injury history.
Winning up front is the number one way to win in the NFL. With Kinlaw joining forces with Williams, Wolfe and Calais Campbell the Ravens would have the most dominant defensive line in the NFL. This does not get rid of the Ravens need at inside linebacker, however it does reduce the degree of that need for Baltimore. Kinlaw is a potential perennial Pro Bowl player.