Ravens: 4 intriguing corner prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft

Trent McDuffie #DB26 of the Washington Huskies. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Trent McDuffie #DB26 of the Washington Huskies. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Trent McDuffie #22 of the Washington Huskies. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

2. Trent McDuffie

Washington’s Trent McDuffie will more than likely get selected earlier than his teammate, Kyler Gordon, as McDuffie is considered the more refined corner prospect of the two.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper had the Ravens taking McDuffie in the first round in his new mock, and McDuffie’s high ceiling and high floor makes him well worth the 14th overall pick.

Compared to other corner prospects, McDuffie may not quite reach Sauce Gardner’s level, but some believe him to be a safer choice than LSU’s Derek Stingley, who gets a black mark due to his injury history.

McDuffie played both as an outside and nickel corner at Washington, and his versatility suggests he can fit right into the Ravens’ backfield.

Listed at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, McDuffie honestly isn’t much bigger than Auburn’s Roger McCreary, but he’s highly touted as a first-round prospect for a reason.

Those reasons are: his tackling ability, first and foremost, as McDuffie recorded 25 solo tackles in 2021 and 37 solo tackles as a freshman in 2019. The former Husky plays bigger than his listed size and allowed only 16 catches from 36 targets for 111 yards with no scores and five pass breakups last season, not to mention he’s only allowed two deep receptions in his career.

We don’t think too many Ravens fans would be upset if Baltimore ran to the board to take McDuffie in April. He has “home run” written all over him.