Grading every pick the Ravens made in the 2024 NFL Draft

The Ravens seem to have knocked it out of the park
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Ravens NFL Draft grade for UNC WR Devontez Walker: A

Walker lasting until the fourth round was unexpected, and the Ravens were the perfect team to end his fall. Not only did they fill a position of need and get more competition for Rashod Bateman, but they drafted one of the best deep threats in a class that was full of them.

Walker may not have the most nuanced route tree, but the Ravens don't need him to run routes like Larry Fitzgerald as a rookie. If he gets behind the defense for a few long touchdowns this year and wiggles his way into the WR3 role over Nelson Agholor, the pick will have been justified.

Ravens NFL Draft grade for Iowa State CB T.J. Tampa: A+

While Tampa's playing time as a purely outside cornerback might not be too fruitful as a rookie, the former Cyclone was not predicted by many to slide to the end of the second round, let alone the fourth. This may have been the best pure value pick any team made in the first four rounds of the draft.

Tampa has exceptional length and size for the position, constantly flexing his contested catch skills and willingness to wash receivers totally out of plays at the line of scrimmage. The Ravens may have one of the biggest cornerback trios in the league with Tampa, Wiggins, and Marlon Humphrey together.

Ravens NFL Draft grade for Marshall RB Rasheen Ali: B

The Ravens said they were going to take a running back at some point, and a player with 38 rushing scores in his last two full seasons seems like a safe bet to make here. Ali has some injury concerns, but his tape was much more exciting than most fifth-round running backs.

Ali has solid open-field skills with plus speed, receiving potential, and a nose for the end zone. Ali will likely start the year as the third or fourth running-back, but it should surprise no one if he ends up winning the backup job at some point.