Gregory Rousseau, EDGE:
Rousseau is actually who I have the Ravens taking in my seven-round mock draft. I still think it is a solid pick, but it really all depends on who is available. Things change quickly when it comes to the NFL Draft, so keep that in mind. But Rousseau has been compared to Calais Campbell before. And Campbell is getting up there in age. Rousseau can come in and get sacks from the inside. He does need to work on his edge rushing, but I personally feel that he would be able to get sacks or tackles for loss from anywhere on the defensive line. I mean, the guy is 6-foot-7 and ran a 4.68 40-yard-dash during Miami’s pro day.
Jaelan Phillips, EDGE:
The other Miami Hurricane edge rusher. He actually started his college career at UCLA before transferring to Miami. But ankle, wrist, and concussion issues limited his time at UCLA. Phillips is a playmaker against the pass and the run. I do like him as a first-round pick for the Ravens. And his versatility makes this pick more likely. The Baltimore Ravens love versatile players on both sides of the ball.
Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE
Carlos Basham Jr. could immediately become a great force at the line of scrimmage for the Ravens. While I do like Joseph Ossai, an argument could be made that the Ravens have a similar versatile player in Tyus Bowser. Basham Jr. may very well be the better pass rusher.
In fact, if we take a look at the stats of his last 19 games, we can see just how good he is. In his last 19 games, he had 22.5 tackles for a loss, 15 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. This is a no-brainer for me if he is still available when the Ravens take their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.