Ravens fix their defense, add top OL prospect in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Round 3, 101st Overall, Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut

It wouldn’t be a realistic Ravens mock draft without multiple interior defensive line prospects. After adding more of a three-technique defensive end in Mathis, the Ravens find their nose tackle of the future in the form of Connecticut’s Travis Jones.

Jones stands at 6-foot-4, 328 pounds, and fits the profile of a prototypical 1-technique/0-technique nose tackle. He’s a stout run defender who can eat up blocks, but he offers more upside as a pass rusher than your average nose tackle.

Jones is a great athlete for his size who has the agility to be more than just a run-stuffing nose tackle. This is your Brandon Williams replacement.

Round 4, 107th Overall, Ravens: Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

The Ravens are going to need to figure out a plan for their cornerback position this offseason. In this scenario, the Ravens could let Anthony Averett walk and hold on to Marcus Peters, at least for one more year.

With the benefit of going into next year with Peters and Marlon Humphrey, the Ravens could afford to take a chance on a developmental cornerback prospect like UTSA’s Tariq Woolen.

Woolen stands at a massive 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with a background in football, basketball, and track. A former wide receiver, Woolen has only been playing cornerback for a couple of years so he’s understandably rough around the edges.

But Woolen’s size and athleticism give him the potential to become a superstar at the NFL level. He’s someone to keep a close eye on this draft season.