Baltimore Ravens End-of-Season 2021 NFL Mock Draft
Pick 27 to New York Jets for Picks 34, 97: It’s hard to imagine Eric DeCosta walking into the 2021 Draft with six picks in his arsenal. Even though there should be players Baltimore wants at Pick 27, the sheer number of big deals the Ravens will have to shell out this offseason means they’ll need a big, successful draft class to provide affordable roster depth. Trading down into the early second round takes some fun out of Night 1 for fans, but provides a pick in the top 100 for only a six-spot drop. This is a no-brainer.
Pick 60 to Cleveland for Picks 89, 92, 152: The chance to give Baltimore four total picks in the Top 100 was too good to pass up. This is a team that’s in win-now mode, and needs to walk away from the draft will as many ready contributors as it can.
Pick 97 to Jacksonville for Picks 120, 128, 191: There’s a pattern here, but trading down is the Ravens way. Giving Eric DeCosta and company a 10-pick arsenal ensures the front office isn’t boxed into drafting for need throughout the draft and can swing at talent when it falls in their laps.