Baltimore Ravens must draft this position on day two
The 2023 NFL draft first round came and went and the Baltimore Ravens sat at 22 and picked their man, wide receiver Zay Flowers. Most fans thought that wide receiver was a possibility but wondered if Odell Beckham being signed changed that. It did not and now sets them up for day two.
Baltimore Ravens must draft cornerback day two
The issue with the Ravens today is that they only have one pick. Where we stand right now, the Baltimore Ravens will select 86th. They do not have a pick in the second round and will have to wait about 50 picks before they can make their next move.
Beyond that, they do not have much to work with on day three, so it is hard to see them moving up. They may only get one shot, and they have to address the cornerback now.
The thought for the Baltimore Ravens was to take a cornerback or wide receiver in round one, then follow that up with the other in round three. So far, they have done that with a receiver. Now, they have to go cornerback, no matter who is on the board.
When you look at the Ravens cornerback room it is weak. They have Marlon Humphrey for sure, but beyond him, there are real questions. Brandon Stephens and PePe Williams are likely to be the guys starting on the outside and in the slot.
Considering their next pick is 124, they have to take a cornerback at 86. Even if they take a cornerback, they may want to look into double-dipping in the fourth round based on how the room looks.
The good news for the Ravens is that the run on cornerbacks has not started yet. Even someone like Joey Porter Jr. is on the board, and many saw him going in the first round. Still, there are guys such as Kelee Ringo, Cam Smith, DJ Turner, Tyrique Stevenson, Julius Brents, Cory Trice, Clark Phillips and Darius Rush, all of who could be great fits at the 86th pick.
It will be worth watching to see if any of these guys fall, and how they would fit into the Ravens' defense.