The Baltimore Ravens are preparing for what might prove to be one of the most important offseasons in franchise history. And that’s probably not an exaggeration either.
Following a disappointing 8-9 season, the pressure is on general manager Eric DeCosta and the team’s decision-makers to improve the roster and compete for a Super Bowl once again in 2022.
Injuries were at least partially to blame for the team’s late-season skid, but the Ravens can’t just rest on their laurels and assume the roster will be better with the likes of Ronnie Stanley, Marcus Peters, and others returning from injury.
The Ravens need to be proactive and exhaust their resources this offseason in an attempt to improve their team. On top of that, there are quite a few internal decisions that have to be made as well.
Lamar Jackson’s pending extension is, of course, at the forefront of those discussions, but aside from that, key players such as Bradley Bozeman, Justin Houston, and Calais Campbell (among many others) are set to hit the open market.
The Ravens have their work cut out for them, and with limited cap flexibility, they’ll have to do a lot of that work in this year’s draft.
With 10 projected picks including nine in the first four rounds, DeCosta and company have ample draft capital to utilize. We ran through one scenario of how the 2022 NFL Draft could play out for Baltimore.
With the help of The Draft Network’s Mock Machine, let’s take a look at our latest seven-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.