2021 NFL Draft: 3 perfect targets for Ravens at offensive tackle
3. Brady Christensen (BYU)
Brady Christensen is a perfect fit for the Ravens and they can get him after the first couple of rounds in the 2021 NFL Draft. Christensen is another prospect where the negatives don’t scare me off. Watching his tape I saw a tackle that stands straight up and needs to work on winning with leverage.
Do you know what else I saw? I saw a run blocker who was practically made for Greg Roman’s offense. Christensen is a very good athlete who can reach all the blocks. He’s perfect for zone blocking schemes and he’s massive at the same time. He’s 6-6 and he weighs 300 pounds. He’s such a smooth athlete he could be mistaken for a tight end.
His traits and his run blocking are the selling points of his draft stock. There are a lot of things he can work on and he’s not very polished. If the Ravens can keep Orlando Brown Jr. for one more season this is the kind of player that could be perfect for them. Christensen would immediately improve the depth on the right side and could be groomed to eventually take Brown Jr.’s spot.
Drafting Christensen would be in line with the idea that the Ravens don’t need to find Brown Jr.’s eventual replacement in the first round of the draft. Brown Jr. was a third-round pick. The Ravens have found starting offensive linemen in the middle of the draft or later.
It’s kind of their thing. In terms of a scheme fit, Baltimore is the perfect landing spot for Christensen. He’s got a ton of upside. If the Ravens don’t draft an offensive tackle early, this could be a real option in the 2021 NFL Draft.