4 sleepers the Ravens could target in 2022 NFL Draft

Ravens, Romeo Doubs (Photo by Jonathan Devich/Getty Images)
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Romeo Doubs #7 of the Nevada Wolf Pack. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Everybody knows the Baltimore Ravens’ dream targets in the 2022 NFL Draft, but which prospects belong in the “overlooked” category?

The small-school players, the ones whose names aren’t splashed out across every mock draft headline, the faintly glittering gems in the rough who have gone through fire and ice to secure a spot to compete in the NFL — a.k.a. the guys you don’t want to sleep on.

The Ravens will likely prioritize their offensive and defensive lines and their secondary in the first few rounds, but the rest of the draft is up for grabs. Baltimore have two third-round picks, five fourth-round picks, and one sixth-rounder to fill out its roster, and every NFL pundit has her own idea of what the team should do.

This short list of sleepers consists of the prospects left off of many teams’ radars, players who may have been too hastily glossed over yet can make a significant impact on Baltimore’s insurance-needy roster.

Some fulfill depth at surprising positions; others are too versatile not to pick up.

Without any further ado, here are four sleepers the Ravens can take in the 2022 draft:

4. The Ravens could target: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

Nevada wideout Romeo Doubs projects to be a fourth-round pick and would align as an outside role player in Baltimore’s passing offense.

Doubs had some issues with drops in 2020 but has since improved — and we all know what happened when the media criticized Ja’Marr Chase of the same problem last preseason. Now, Doubs is no Chase, and he’ll be lucky to earn a WR3 role alongside Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman.

In 11 games in 2021, Doubts recorded 80 catches for a respectable 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per catch.

The Draft Network writes that Doubs “easily takes hitches, smokes, and bubble screens for good yardage due to his ability as a strong runner with the football…and projects as a better stalk blocker than he currently is due to his good strength and toughness at the point of attack.”

Though slightly unrefined in his route-running capabilities, Doubs possesses solid upside and could fit in well in the Ravens’ offensive scheme. In a class inundated with elite wide receivers, Doubs’ name has quietly fallen down the rankings, but don’t let his draft position fool you.

If the Ravens don’t plan on adding a veteran free agent wideout, Doubs may be their best value option as well as the most overlooked receiver in this draft.