Michael Natelli’s Final 2020 Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft
It wouldn’t surprise me if Myles Bryant went as high as the fourth round, given how much teams have started to make slot receivers a key part of what they do on offense. The former Washington Husky has the tools to be one of the top slot corners in the NFL, and the Ravens have shown they like to take a flier on a corner in the middle rounds in past drafts.
Tavon Young profiles as the obvious candidate to be the starting slot corner in Baltimore this year, but he’s coming off a neck injury, and Jimmy Smith also has a spotty track record when it comes to health. Bryant may not see the field much in 2020, but he also very well good. And while the Ravens certainly hope Young comes back better than ever, neck injuries can often be tricky, so having Bryant develop behind Young could give the Ravens flexibility to part ways with the Temple product if he can’t return to what he was before getting hurt.
I don’t think the Ravens will be quite as Wolverine-happy as Corey Meihls does, but I have them dipping back into the Michigan pool to grab tackle Jon Runyan in the seventh round. Runyan was part of one of the best offensive lines in college football last year and was named to the All-Big Ten team in 2018. Having played for Jim Harbaugh, he provides a player the Ravens should be able to get as much intel on as any, which is valuable in the late rounds in a year where teams have struggled to gather as much prospect information as usual.
Baltimore could use a tackle to develop behind Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr., and Runyan has the profile to develop into a quality swing tackle or even a low-end starter down the road.