3 worst-case scenarios for Ravens in first round of 2023 NFL Draft
1. A run of corners are selected before the Ravens
This is a lot like the situation with the defensive linemen. Baltimore needs a corner, and this is a good class to find corners, but what happens if several teams select cornerbacks early in the first round? The quality of available corners would decrease by the time the Ravens are on the clock.
Baltimore is lucky to still have Marlon Humphrey, but Marcus Peters is a free agent and appears to be moving on. The other cornerbacks on the roster are younger guys that lack experience, and it’s a question of whether or not they are ready to be starters. To help with that, the Ravens could just find a cornerback in the draft.
While this is a deep class for corners, an early first-round run of corners could put Baltimore in a tough spot. The team would have to decide if it wants to use the 22nd pick on the remaining top-tier corners or pass on a cornerback and risk being left with the lower-tier prospects. It would be most beneficial for the Ravens if cornerbacks slid a little.
Ultimately, Baltimore has to be prepared for whatever happens. The team must be flexible and also make the most of every pick. The Ravens are typically great in the draft, so let’s hope that continues this year.