Baltimore Ravens Draft: Answering your burning questions
The NFL Draft is officially a week away. It’s basically draft week now so here is a Q&A to get you ready:
Ebony Bird contributor Darin McCann asks: Is there a better chance the Ravens double up in this year’s draft at receiver or EDGE?
Answer: The Ravens are bringing back Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay, Miles Boykin, and James Proche. The Ravens added Sammy Watkins in free agency. The Ravens have a good number of players at wide receiver. If the Ravens can add a number one receiver I think they’ll do it.
That being said they don’t need a double-dip at receiver. It’s worth noting that the Ravens have double-dipped two years in a row at wide receiver. In 2019 the Ravens drafted Brown and Boykin. In 2020 it was Duvernay and then Proche.
At outside linebacker, the Ravens need all the help they can get. The Ravens will draft specifically for pass rushers. The team lost Matt Judon and Yannick Ngakoue. The Ravens have to replace their two top players at this position group. Edge rusher(s) make more sense than one edge rusher. Drafting a couple of promising pass rushers is exactly what the eRavens need to do.
@BiJ_Sadoughi asks: What is the contingency plan if Orlando Brown Jr. is traded?
Answer: After Ian Rappoport reported that Alejandro Villanueva was set to meet with the Ravens, I dove into this a bit. If Brown Jr. is traded I suspect that Villanueva could become a Raven and that the Ravens would draft their right tackle of the future in the first couple of rounds.
If Brown Jr. is traded the Ravens would presumably have an extra pick or two. If the Ravens trade up to the 13th spot with the Chargers Christian Darrisaw from Virginia Tech is an interesting option. If the Ravens get an extra first-round pick in exchange for Brown Jr. one of those first-round picks has to be a tackle.