Ravens land star OT and more in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 4, 120th Overall, Ravens: John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

When in doubt, just pick an Alabama prospect. The Ravens love their Alabama players, and John Metchie III could be an interesting target for Baltimore on Day 2 or 3 of the draft.

Metchie is one of the fastest receivers in this class with the speed to keep defenses honest at all times. He was quickly establishing himself as one of the better receivers in the country before a torn ACL suffered in December halted his momentum.

That injury might cause his stock to fall, but the Ravens should still look to target him as a potential replacement for Sammy Watkins who is a free agent in the offseason.

While not a super pressing need, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see the Ravens address wide receiver at some point during the draft.

Round 4, 130th Overall, Ravens: Marquis Hayes, OG, Oklahoma

After adding a day-one starter at offensive tackle on Day 1, the Ravens return to the well on Day 3 and add a developmental guard prospect in the form of Oklahoma’s Marquis Hayes.

Whereas Charles Cross is more of an athletic, pass-protection specialist, Hayes excels as more of a power-based road-grader. At 6-foot-5, 324 pounds, Hayes is a nasty run-blocker with the raw strength to bully opposing defensive linemen.

He lacks the lateral mobility to be scheme versatile, but he should fit well in the Ravens’ power-run offensive scheme.

With Kevin Zeitler not getting any younger and a question mark at left guard, Hayes makes sense as someone the team could look to develop into a future starter.