Maryland NFL Draft prospect may be perfect Day 3 Pick for Ravens offensive line

The Ravens might need to look local on Day 3.

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The Baltimore Ravens have typically been regarded as one of the best teams in the league when it comes to finding quality NFL talent in the later rounds, and Eric DeCosta might need to reinforce that reputation if he wants to inject more quality depth into what could become a thin roster.

The Ravens may not need to look far for a solid backup who can come right in and make an impact as a trusted backup if selected on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft. With John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler both free agents and Ronnie Stanley's status very much up in the air, more depth is a must.

While Maryland might not be pumping out a bunch of top prospects this season, names like safety Beau Brede and cornerback Tarheeb Still could make for solid players at the professional level. The cream of this crop, however, is offensive lineman Delmar Glaze.

The Ravens need to draft at least one lineman this year, and adding a second later for depth purposes would not be questioned. Glaze might not be the best rookie starter due to some obvious concerns, but he profiles as a tremendous pass protector who can get better with professional coaching.

The Baltimore Ravens could select Maryland OT Delmar Glaze in 2024 NFL Draft

Glaze's best trait is his physical presence. With 34-inch arms and a 327-pound frame, Glaze plays every bit as strong as he looks. In pass protection, his upper body strength and refined hand usage can help him bury pass rushers and keep passers like Taulia Tagovailoa (or Lamar Jackson, possibly) upright.

A smart player, Glaze has experience at both tackle spots and two All-Big Ten teams to his name. As a pass blocker, Glaze does not get fooled by complex stunts and twists on the defensive line, showing the knowledge necessary to pass off rushers that few Day 3 picks possess at his level.

In terms of his flaws, he is not a very good lateral mover and struggles to get to the second level as a run-blocker. Speed rushers can give him some trouble, as an ultra-athletic Penn State group gave him his worst performance of the year. Pass rushers who can counter his initial punch have been able to exploit his lack of amazing mobility.

Glaze is an old-school, powerful lineman who can wash even the most effective pass rushers out of plays when he gets his hands on them. Once the Ravens work on getting his quickness up to par, his pterodactyl-like arms and tremendous pass pro anchor all look like traits that will turn him into a fringe NFL starter.