Round 1, 14th Overall, Ravens: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
The Ravens have a number of crucial positions of need entering the offseason, but one of the more underrated needs is at pass rusher. After drafting Penn State’s Odafe Oweh in the first round of last year’s draft, they return and add another pass rusher here.
In fact, Michigan’s David Ojabo is reminiscent of Oweh in many ways. Both players were considered raw but extremely talented pass rushers coming out of Big Ten schools.
At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Ojabo has all the physical tools necessary to be an All-Pro pass rusher. He thrived under new Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald at Michigan and could continue his development in a similar system in Baltimore.
Much like Oweh, Ojabo might not reach his ceiling until year three, but adding the former Michigan standout would give the team yet another high-ceiling pass rusher to build their defense around.
Round 2, 45th Overall, Ravens: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
There may not be a freakier freak in this draft class than Daniel Faalele. Standing a whopping 6-foot-8, 380 pounds, Faalele will already be one of the largest players in NFL history when he takes the field as a rookie.
A former rugby player, Faalele only has three years of starting experience and is understandably raw and inexperienced. But a player with his size and physical traits has a sky-high ceiling.
Faalele has unteachable athleticism for a man his size and offers the length, power, and agility teams beg for when it comes to offensive tackles.
Faalele could come in and compete for the starting right tackle job as a rookie with the hope that he could develop into a long-term stud at the position. The Ravens swing for the fences with their first two picks.