Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft: A big trade back finding compliments to Odell Beckham Jr.
By Ryan Heckman
The Ravens were low on the totem pole of pass defenses a year ago, finishing as the 7th-worst in football. Baltimore's secondary gave up over 232 passing yards per game. One area they have needed to overhaul is at cornerback, because other than Marlon Humphrey, there is not another concrete starter to depend on in coverage.
That's why, with only their second pick in the draft so far, Baltimore goes with TCU standout corner Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, who becomes a phenomenal value here at no. 95 overall. Now, while he isn't projected to be an outside cornerback as a pro, Hodges-Tomlinson immediately slides in as the team's starting nickel.
Last year's rookie, Damarion Williams, had a rough season in coverage as the teams' nickel. Hodges-Tomlinson is what you would classify as a twitchy athlete with great speed. He's a high-effort player, too, and doesn't like to lose a single snap.
In 2022, Hodges-Tomlinson allowed just a 34.6 percent completion rate when he was targeted. He also posted an impressive 18 passes defended.