4. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE Georgia
The Ravens have struggled to rush the passer the past couple of seasons, and the unit could regress even further if both Mathew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue leave, a high possibility but less likely for the latter, who was traded midseason from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a third-round pick and made a bigger impact then Judon throughout their time shared on the defensive line this season.
Enter Azeez Ojulari. He was a problem at Georgia in 2020, accumulating 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Ojulari has a similar build to Ngackue, being a speed rusher who is slightly undersized.
If the Ravens do indeed lose one of if not both of their stud pass rushers then Ojulari is certainly at play with the 28th pick, a range which he is likely to go around anyway. Ojulari would be a perfect replacement if Ngakoue leaves Baltimore as they are similar players.
5. Brevin Jordan, TE Miami
The Raven’s offense struggled this season following the loss of Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons and later blocking tight-end Nick Boyle to a brutal season-ending injury in Week 9 against the New England Patriots. Conversely, when both were healthy, Baltimore’s offense blossomed, resulting in an MVP campaign for Lamar Jackson and a 14-2 record.
With Nick Boyle coming back and good options for a cheap price in free agency, it’s highly unlikely that the Ravens spend a high pick on a tight end, but Miami’s Brevin Jordan could be picked in the third round. Jordon played great for Miami in 2020, gaining 38 receptions, 576 yards, seven touchdowns, and a superb 15.2 yards per reception.
Jordan would be a great pick if he falls and would blossom well playing next to Mark Andrews, a top-five tight end in the NFL, and being developed under Baltimore’s tight end coaches, a unit which has developed, just like offensive linemen, defensive backs and linebackers, an absurd amount of quality tight ends since the team was founded in 1996.