The Baltimore Ravens are without a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Ravens aren’t likely to trade up into the second round. However, here are the players worth trading up for early on the second night:
Players worth trading up for:
Azeez Ojulari Edge (Georgia)
If there is a player that I can’t believe didn’t get taken in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft it’s Azeez Ojulari. This is an edge rusher who has a lot of flash to his game. If I was Eric DeCosta, Ojulari would have been my pick over Jayson Oweh.
Ojulari is coming off a 9.5 sack season with the Georgia Bulldogs. He fits the mold of what the Ravens are looking for on the edge. The Ravens probably have to double-dip at the outside linebacker position. They don’t just need one pass rusher. If Ojulari falls far enough into the second round, the Ravens have to think about trading into the second round.
Trevon Moehrig S (TCU)
The Baltimore Ravens were a team linked to Moehrig in mock drafts. The Ravens would be getting a kind of safety that they don’t have. It would give them a free safety who can cover a lot of ground and make plays in the back-end of their defense.
Players they can hope fall to them in the third round:
One of the centers: The center position didn’t get any love in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Three centers are really strong prospects. Creed Humphrey, Landon Dickerson, and Josh Myers would all be great options for the Ravens. In the third round, any of these players would be a steal.
The interior linemen in general were fairly neglected in the first round. Other than Alijah Vera-Tucker the guards are pretty much all there. There are still some offensive tackles that are very notable that are available. Samuel Cosmi and Tevin Jenkins highlight these tackles. There’s no promise that teams that need offensive line help go for one of the centers.
Liam Eichenberg OT (Notre Dame)
Eichenberg is a prospect who looks the part and he’s got the Notre Dame pedigree. The Ravens need a right tackle, that’s what Eichenberg could be in the NFL. Eichenberg was a player that some thought could be a borderline first-rounder. To me, he’s a high floor player with a lower ceiling. He’s probably never going to be a Ronnie Stanley-like player. He could fall down the board and in the third round, he could be a great opposite side player to Stanley.
Hamsah Nasirildeen S (FSU)
If you can’t get Moehrig, this is a player that offers a similar skill-set. This is an aggressive safety with range. He may be one of the most underrated defensive backs in the draft. This could be a case of a borderline first-round talent falling to the Ravens in the third round.
Chris Rumph II Edge (Duke)
If the Ravens are going to go after high ceiling prospects on the edge, this is a way to go. Rumph is a raw player who has awesome traits. In the third round, this would be a good value. If Rumph II is a hit, he could far exceed his draft position. He’s coming off an eight-sack season with the Blue Devils and playing like a Raven won’t be a problem for him.
The Baltimore Ravens will continue to shape the 2021 squad tonight. Keep it locked into Ebony Bird.