3 new Ravens players who will be upgrades this season

The Ravens will be making some improvements in 2024.
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2. CB Nate Wiggins

The Wiggins pick looks even better in hindsight, as multiple NFL executives said they are apoplectic at the fact he managed to slide to No. 30 overall and hinted that he landed in the perfect spot. While he is abnormally skinny for a 6-2 cornerback, Wiggins has elite speed and cover ability.

While the Ravens already have Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Stephens in town, both of them have past experience in the slot. One of them should be willing to move inside, as it would create an opening for Wiggins to slide into a starting role during a pivotal rookie season.

Nate Wiggins should be a key player for the Baltimore Ravens

Wiggins allowed just one catch over 20 yards last season (which new Ravens teammate Devontez Walker caught) and did not allow a touchdown in his final Tigers campaign. When you have 4.28 speed, a feisty demeanor on the field, and supreme instincts when the ball is in the air, you possess all the tools needed to become a high-end starting cornerback in the NFL.

Wiggins is under a lot of pressure early in his career, and a brutal schedule that includes 10 games against playoff teams will test his limits. Luckily, his immense physical talent should be more than enough to help him carve out a role in the professional ranks.