5 things we learned about Baltimore Ravens in 2023 NFL draft

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Baltimore Ravens, Marcus Peters
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2. When will Baltimore Ravens call Marcus Peters?

One of the more surprising takeaways from the first two days of the 2023 NFL draft was the Baltimore Ravens passing on cornerback altogether. There were a lot of cornerbacks that they were connected to in the first round, and when they went receiver there, all thoughts were that they would take one in round three.

The Trenton Simpson was surprising if only because it was not a cornerback. The Ravens did swiftly take a CB on day three in Kyu Blu Kelly. Many saw Kelly as a day-two guy in a cornerback class that ended up being very talented with depth. Even the Ravens admitted that last year Kelly would have gone day two, so he may have been graded higher than Jayln Armour-Davis coming out.

Kelly will compete, but the Ravens have huge questions outside of Marlon Humphrey in this room. The thought lingering all weekend was Marcus Peters. It makes too much sense. Teams have not taken a shot on him, and wonder how much he has left. The Ravens wonder the same, but the familiarity can probably bring the two sides together for a better fit than anywhere else.

If the Ravens went Joey Porter Jr. over Zay Flowers this would not be a discussion, but now there are thoughts that the team has to go back to a veteran for the second cornerback role.