2021 NFL Draft: 5 targets at Ravens biggest team needs
By Ron N.K
2. Creed Humphrey, OC Oklahoma
The Ravens struggled all-season at the center position with Matt Skura and Patrick Mekari and culminated in their playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs with multiple costly mistakes on the snap.
If Baltimore fails to sign longtime center Alex Mack in free agency and doesn’t opt to stick with Patrick Mekari (Matt Skura will without a doubt be let go this offseason), Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey is certainly an option.
A nasty blocker, the 320 pound center from Oklahoma had been solid his entire college career, giving up zero sacks in the 2020 season. Humphry was a monster at the 2021 Senior Bowl, putting on a show in front of scouts and as a result, raising his draft scout significantly. He would be great on Baltimore’s offensive line and would be both a day one starter and a significant upgrade for the Ravens in center, a position whose struggles throughout the season cost them significantly.
3. Wyatt Davis, OG Ohio State
The Ravens have struggled at the guard position since All-Pro and future Hall of Famer Marshal Yanda retired after the 2019 season. Baltimore could finally address this issue by drafting Wyatt Davis, the All-American guard from Ohio State.
Davis is an excellent run blocker who would blossom under the Ravens coaching, a unit that had historically been great at developing offensive linemen (unlike wide receivers). If the Ravens miss out on the top guards in the open market, such as Brandon Scherff and Joe Thuney (both could be franchise tagged), then Wyatt Davis would be an excellent alternative.
Baltimore could use their first or second-round pick on Davis, who in recent weeks has had his draft stock fall significantly (originally was projected to go as high as 15 but now will likely go in the second round).