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

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Round 4, 137th Overall, Ravens: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

If you were to build an offensive lineman from scratch, they would probably look and act something like Tulsa’s Tyler Smith. At 6-foot-6, 330 pounds, Smith is an absolute mauler in the run game with the competitive drive to make coaches fall in love.

Smith finishes his blocks like no other lineman in this class and is as mean and nasty as they come. He also has the technical foundation to become a pretty complete tackle too.

If the Ravens want to keep Ikem Ekwonwu at left guard, Smith could immediately compete for the starting right tackle job as a rookie. Either way, he’s important depth and someone who can start down the line.

Round 4, 138th Overall, Ravens: Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Amare Barno has the length and athleticism scouts desire in an edge rusher prospect. His frame is a little slight at 6-foot-6, 245 pounds, but that shouldn’t be an issue as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the Ravens’ defense.

Barno is a little raw as a prospect, but he’s everything you’d want in a developmental pass rusher. The Ravens add a little outside linebacker depth on Day 3.

Round 6, 197th Overall, Ravens: Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri

At only 5-foot-8, 194 pounds, Missouri’s Tyler Badie might get typecast and overlooked. But Badie proved in 2021 that he has the explosiveness and tenacity to play a featured role in an NFL offense.

The Ravens are in search of a player who can fill that RB3 role with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards returning and Badie’s agility and burst could give them what they were looking for when they drafted Justice Hill a couple of years ago.

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Badie is a Day 2 prospect in my book, so landing him here in the sixth round is somewhat of a steal.