3 bold predictions for the Baltimore Ravens in 2024 NFL Draft

Ravens fans better prepare for something big.
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The Baltimore Ravens are finally ready to make their first picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. If recent history has taught us anything, the avalanche of mock drafts that come out beforehand can often be undone with just one or two moves throwing everything off center.

The Ravens still have no clear indication as to their top priority heading into the first round. The recent Rashod Bateman extension could be a sign that wide receiver is a bit further down the priority list for Eric DeCosta. The offensive line makes sense, but the Ravens like their internal options.

The safe, and traditionally Ravens-y thing to do would be staying pat at No. 30 overall, hoping the grace of the football gods shine upon you, and selecting the best player available. However, Baltimore may have the propensity for a more unorthodox gesture as the Ravens try to build a contender.

Expect the unexpected in the NFL Draft could be a solid philosophy for Ravens fans to abide by in the next few days. Any one of these three predictions coming true should surprise no one, as Baltimore's unconventional offseason could lead to even more surprises this weekend.

3 bold prediections for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2024 NFL Draft

1. Ravens trade up for Amarius Mims or Taliese Fuaga

If the Ravens are going to take the best offensive tackle who falls to them at No. 30 overall, some of the names they have been linked to include Arizona's Jordan Morgan and Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton. Amid some rumors that offensive tackles will fly off the board early, the Ravens may need to give up some important picks to get their guy.

Mims has less than 10 career starts in college, but it's hard not to get excited about a 6-8, 340-pound tackle with great mobility and the lowest pressure rate allowed as a pass-blocker last season. In terms of pure potential, Mims has as much as any tackle in this very deep class.

The Baltimore Ravens could take Amarius Mims or Taliese Fuaga.

Fuaga may not be the Top 10 lock many believed he would be in recent months, and the Ravens could leap at the chance to add a new right tackle for the future by moving into the Top 20 to pick him. With an aggressive style of play and tremendous run-blocking, Fuaga was built to play right tackle in the Ravens' offense.

While this class is deep enough at the tackle spots to land starters at No. 30, the Ravens need to look at moving up if they want the added luxury if hand-selecting a player who could come in and become an immediate starter on the new-look line.