Round 3, 76th Overall, Ravens: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
I’ve made it clear in the past that Wyoming’s Chad Muma is one of my favorite prospects in this class. And when it comes to the Ravens, he would be a perfect target on Day 2 of the draft.
Muma is a prototypical three-down linebacker with an NFL-ready frame at 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, and sideline-to-sideline speed. He’s someone who can step in and become an immediate difference-maker on defense.
Muma is one of the most unheralded prospects in this year’s draft and he could step in and be the Ravens’ starting MIKE linebacker from day one.
Adding Muma would take some of the pressure off Queen and allow him to play more WILL which is where he thrived in 2021. This would be a home-run pick for Baltimore.
Round 3, 99th Overall, Ravens: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State
The Ravens need to address their secondary in the offseason, and even with Marcus Peters set to return from injury, it’s evident that depth is necessary, especially after what happened last season.
Mississippi State’s Martin Emerson fits the mold that the Ravens look for in their cornerbacks and could provide exactly the depth they need.
At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, Emerson has excellent length for the position that he blends with good athleticism and a competitive motor. Although he primarily played in a zone-heavy system at Mississippi State, he has the physical traits to excel in man coverage as well.
Emerson could fill the Anthony Averett role as a rookie before ideally developing into a long-term starter with Peters’ contract expiring at the end of the year.