The Baltimore Ravens enter the 2023 NFL Draft with a good amounf of needs and some enormous question marks.
Still, the show must go on. General manager Eric DeCosta has some work to do, and only five picks to work with this year. Of course, there is a strong possibility Baltimore could make a trade back in order to acquire more draft capital, which is something DeCosta should make an effort to do.
Before we get to listing the five picks Baltimore owns, it should be mentioned that the organization does not have a second-round selection due to dealing that pick for linebacker Roquan Smith last season. Fair trade, I would say, right?
A full list of the Baltimore Ravens' picks in the 2023 NFL Draft
Round 1, Pick 22
Round 3, Pick 86
Round 4, Pick 124
Round 5, Pick 157
Round 6, Pick 199
The Ravens traded their seventh-round pick in a deal where they moved up with the New York Giants to select offensive tackle Daniel Faalele in the fourth round last year.
The team has one glaring issue, at the moment, which is obviously the situation between Baltimore and quarterback Lamar Jackson. There has still been no word on whether the two sides are going to come to an agreement anytime soon, and Jackson is indeed missing the early portion of the offseason program.
Could the Ravens be prioritizing quarterback behind the scenes, just in case Jackson ends up sitting out the season or accepting an offer from another team after the draft? DeCosta did say at one point that the team is looking at all options for their quarterback room, and talked about finding talent at the position throughout the draft.
Baltimore also needs to address cornerback, edge rusher and wide receiver at some point. With only six picks, three needs and a major question mark at quarterback, DeCosta has his work cut out for him.
All we can do now is wait for the draft to kick off and see what kind of tricks he and the front office might have up their sleeve. Hopefully, Monday morning brings fans a lot more answers.