Ravens address all key needs in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 4, 134th Overall, Ravens: Ali Gaye, EDGE, LSU

The Ravens bet on Odafe Oweh’s upside coming out of Penn State and it seems to have worked out quite well for them this season. Could they do the same with another high-upside pass rusher?

LSU’s Ali Gaye has just 4.5 career sacks to his name and missed most of the 2021 season due to a torn labrum, both of which will cause his stock to drop. But he has the length and athleticism necessary to be a future All-Pro in the NFL.

He’ll take some development, but the Ravens could always use extra edge-rush help and Gaye might just be the next potential mid-round pass rusher they develop into a stud.

Round 4, 137th Overall, Ravens: Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State

Even after adding Darian Kinnard in the first round, the Ravens could still use some additional offensive line help. They double-up by drafting Arizona State’s Kellen Diesch with their first of two back-to-back picks in the fourth round.

Diesch has ideal size at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds and his strength is in pass protection. However, he’s not the greatest athlete and might require a move to right tackle in the NFL to help him deal with speed rushers.

The Ravens could have Diesch develop for a year behind Alejandro Villanueva or whoever is at right tackle before ideally having him take over as the starter. This is assuming Patrick Mekari isn’t re-signed, of course.