Baltimore Ravens NFL Mock Draft roundup: Offensive Tackle at No. 30 a popular pick

The Ravens might fortify their offensive line.

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The Baltimore Ravens went from a team that could take the best player available at the 2024 NFL Draft to a team that may need to draft for need due to a massive offseason exodus. Even though Josh Jones was signed, the Ravens could need a new offensive tackle that can steady the line for the future.

With Ronnie Stanley getting a little long in the tooth and Morgan Moses not having been adequately replaced by Eric DeCosta to this point, the 2024 NFL Mock Draft prognosticators seems to believe that Baltimore will take on offensive tackle that had exceptional physical traits.

Chad Reuter of has the Ravens making an extremely surprising pick in the first round, reaching to select a player many see as a second-round pick in Houston tackle Patrick Paul. Yahoo Sports projects a similar reach for Baltimore, as they could roll the dice on BYU star Kingsley Suamataia.

Pro Football Network went in a much different direction, believing the Ravens will be the gift of some tremendous luck. Alabama tackle JC Latham falling to Baltimore at No. 30 would be a godsend for the Ravens, who have typically prioritized gigantic offensive lineman who need some extra technical help.

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Paul is a boom-or-bust player who stands just under 6-8 and 330 pounds. His pass protection is much better than his run blocking right now, and he needs some technical overhauls. Even with all of that, Paul could be a fairly reliable Pro Bowler if the Ravens get the most out of his physical tools.

Suamataia is a freak athlete who has been clocked sprinting at over 20 miles per hour at well north of 300 pounds. With heavy hands and the demeanor you want to see from a tackle who will be picked highly, Suamataia needs to rein in his aggressive style of play in to reach his full potential.

Latham would be a godsend for the Ravens, as he is one of the most powerful prospects in this class with a history of turning the best pass rushers in the SEC into a fine paste. While Latham did struggle against Michigan in the Rose Bowl, his physical projections make him look like a Pro Bowl lock.

The Ravens will undoubtedly add to their offensive line at some point in the offseason, and it's never a bad idea to sink draft capital into the line when quality performers at that position are becoming harder to find. If Baltimore spends a Top 75 pick on a lineman, that's a success for DeCosta.