Ranking Ravens 2020 NFL Draft picks by level of instant impact
The Baltimore Ravens drafted 10 players in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here is a ranking of the picks according to their level of instant impact. Who is ready to put on a show, who is a project? Let’s dive into it:
10. Broderick Washington, DL (Texas Tech)
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Washington lost in the shuffle when it comes to the defensive line rotation. The Ravens had a fully loaded defensive line before they selected Washington. The starters are obviously Derek Wolfe, Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell. Washington isn’t as good as Justin Madubuike, especially at adding interior pass rush. He obviously isn’t as experienced as Justin Ellis and Jihad Ward.
9. Tyre Phillips, OL (Mississippi State)
Phillips is an offensive lineman the Ravens drafted to continue their way of being the bully at the line of scrimmage. Phillips was the first offensive lineman the Ravens took in the 2020 NFL Draft, yet Ben Bredeson seems to have more polish. Phillips has incredible upside because he’s got the size and strength. He could be a bit of a project at the next level though. Look for Phillips to be a player who gets better and better each year but not as an instant replacement to Marshal Yanda.
8. James Proche, WR (SMU)
James Proche is an exciting receiver prospect. He has great hands and drops are a very rare occurrence for him. Tempering expectations for a receiver who was picked with the 201st overall pick is a good idea. He should be able to come in and make some plays when his name is called. The thing he has going for him is that he has all the markings of a reliable receiver.
SMU to the NFL is however a very substantial jump. Devin Duvernay should be ahead of Proche as a rookie. If Myles Boykin takes the next step, there may not be much opportunity for Proche.