4 Day 2 picks in 2024 NFL Draft who could break Ravens' second-round curse

The Ravens could get back on track with these players.
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2. Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

If the Ravens want to select a tackle in this range, prospects like Kansas' Dominick Puni or Yale's Kiran Amegadjie look like future impact players who could slide into Baltimore's scheme. The middle ground between the finished product (Puni) and the gamble on upside (Amegadjie) is a Senior Bowl standout in Paul.

Paul is 6-7 and 330 pounds, but one of his main concerns is the fact he can often appear lumbering as a run blocker. Baltimore, however, could be the best spot for him, as they have used picks on mammoth players like Orlando Brown Jr. and Daniel Faalele in the past. You can't teach size like that.

The Baltimore Ravens may consider Patrick Paul

Paul has three years of starting experience at Houston, and he has one of the best pass pro anchors of any player in this class. In pass protection, Paul has surprising technical polish and ability to handle complex stunts and twists, which is exactly what Lamar Jackson would like to see from his potential future teammate.

Paul mostly played left tackle at Houston, which means he likely won't see the field as a rookie, barring something unforeseen happening to Ronnie Stanley. However, if Stanley ends up regressing, the Ravens can slide Paul in and possibly find their next starting left tackle for a half-decade.