Ravens trade back, get exactly what they need in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Baltimore doesn't overthink this one, but instead makes some sensible decisions.

Baltimore Ravens, 2024 NFL Draft
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Another area of need for the Ravens is up front on defense. They have some key free agents across their defensive line and will need to reload, in some fashion, and the draft is one way they will do so. LSU's Mekhi Wingo comes to Baltimore here in the third round, and boy does this guy fit right in.

Wingo is a high-motor player who plays with a downhill style and always to the whistle. Wingo stands 6-foot-1, 295 pounds and when he gets going, he is hard to stop. Opposing offensive linemen better have a strong anchor, because Wingo plays like a rhino with a full head of steam. He's quick off the line, and when he gets a couple steps of momentum, you're not stopping him.

The Ravens were arguably the best defense in football this last season, so there's a high standard to uphold, here. Wingo is the type of player who will come in and, from the very beginning, mesh well with the phsyical, nasty style of play. This guy is a Raven, through and through. The Baltimore front seven will continue to be a top unit in this league one way or another, and Wingo is yet another weapon to deploy.