Ravens find Bradley Bozeman replacement in 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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The Baltimore Ravens made some major additions in free agency bringing in the likes of Marcus Williams, Morgan Moses, and a familiar face in Michael Pierce.

There’s still work to be done, and the team is flirting with at least one more significant signing. However, what is clear is that the Ravens are going to have their work cut out for them in the 2022 NFL Draft.

This is a roster that still has quite a few holes and they’ll need to maximize their draft capital to address all of their needs. Fortunately, with nine picks in the first four rounds, they’ll have their fair share of resources.

With help from The Draft Network’s Mock Machine, let’s take a look at our first post-free agency (sort of) seven-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Round 1, 14th Overall, Ravens: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

The loss of Bradley Bozeman in free agency has left the Ravens with a sizable hole at center. I don’t believe that a player like Tyler Linderbaum is someone they’re necessarily targeting, but I also think drafting him is very much on the table.

Linderbaum is widely considered to be one of the best center prospects the NFL has seen in a long time. At 6-foot-3, 292 pounds, Linderbaum is an extraordinary athlete who combines a rare athletic ceiling with NFL-ready blocking technique.

He’s someone who should step in and become an immediate day-one starter with the potential to develop into an All-Pro down the line. The Ravens have preached upgrading their offensive line for years now and Linderbaum would do just that.

They seem to like Patrick Mekari and Trystan Colon at center, but Mekari is best served as a versatile sixth offensive lineman while Colon is unproven. Linderbaum is absolutely a player to keep your eye on.