Ravens Mock Draft: 5 first-round targets for Baltimore

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2. Ravens draft target: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota

Back to the offensive line here with more of a typical offensive tackle prospect, and someone who could serve as the Ravens’ right tackle of the future.

Minnesota’s Daniel Faalele is an absolute mammoth of a human being standing at 6-foot-9 and weighing in at 380 pounds. With that type of size, it’s pretty hard to miss him on the gridiron.

Faalele is a former rugby player having only played the sport for a few years meaning that he’s still very raw as a prospect. But he has all the tools to follow in the footsteps of Jordan Mailata and be the next rugby-standout-turned-NFL-star tackle.

Faalele has a freakishly large frame that allows him to absolute decimate defenders in the run game. And despite his size, he’s actually quite nimble on his feet.

No one is going to confuse him for Tyreek Hill, but near-400-pound men aren’t supposed to move the way that he does.

He has unteachable size, power, and athleticism that give him the foundation to become one of the best tackles in the game. His technique, obviously, needs some work given his relative inexperience.

But with the Ravens looking to develop their right tackle of the future, Faalele could sit behind veteran Alejandro Villanueva or even Ja’Wuan James for a year as he harnesses his natural gifts.

This would be as exciting as any offensive line pick could be.