Baltimore Ravens End-of-Season 2021 NFL Mock Draft
5th Round (128) – Shi Smith, WR (South Carolina):
While he is just 5″10, Smith is a contested-catch machine and is also a lethal weapon in the screen game. It’s probably too generous to say he shows flashes of Steve Smith Sr., but that’s the style of receiver Smith is. This may be something of a luxury pick, but Eric DeCosta has stated a commitment to taking swings on receivers, and Smith’s skillset would only further build out the types of looks the Ravens can give opposing defenses.
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5th Round (152) – Charles Snowden, LB (Virginia):
Even with Ronnie Perkins now in tow, Baltimore will likely need to replace at least two edge rushers this offseason. Charles Snowden, a local product from Silver Spring, Maryland (St. Albans School), is a physical freak at 6’7, 240 pounds, and could make opposing quarterbacks’ jobs difficult knocking down passes next to 6″8 Calais Campbell. His combination of speed and wingspan also makes him well-equipped to chase down mobile quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, and Patrick Mahomes.
5th Round (155) – Marco Wilson, CB (Florida):
Despite having the greatest cornerback tandem in the NFL, the Ravens’ corner depth was exposed on multiple occasions this year, and Marco Wilson could be one of the biggest steals of the draft. Most famous for committing the costly penalty against LSU when he threw an opponent’s shoe, Wilson plays with an energy reminiscent of current Baltimore corner Marcus Peters. While his fiery personality and style of play can occasionally be costly, they also give him the kind of toughness needed to play nickel corner in the NFL.