NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Ravens targeting OT, WR after free agent exodus

The Ravens need more talent around Lamar Jackson

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The Baltimore Ravens could theoretically go in one of many different directions in the 2024 NFL Draft, as their mass exodus in the early stages of free agency has left them with multiple areas of need that could be patched up with a timely depth addition with their best draft capital.

Eric DeCosta has typically adhered to the philosophy of drafting the best player available, but their recent losses on the offensive line and in their wide receiver room need to be replaced. The latest NFL mock drafts believe that DeCosta will focus on the offensive side of the ball.

Both CBS Sports and The Draft Network have the Ravens prioritizing offensive linemen, specifically those who could suit up at right tackle. The former has Baltimore using the No. 30 pick on Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton, with the latter recommending Baltimore reach a bit and BYU tackle Kingsley Suamataia.

PFF and NBC Sports, however, want the Ravens to bring in a standout wide receiver to team with second-year standout Zay Flowers. PFF wants Baltimore to add the NFL Combine's 40-yard dash star in Texas' Xavier Worthy to their wide receiver room, while NBC wants offensive coordinator Todd Monken to reunite with one of his old players in Georgia's Ladd McConkey.

NFL Mock Draft roundup: Baltimore Ravens looking at OT, WR

Guyton has been a riser in the last few months following a tremendous performance at the Senior Bowl. Guyton stands 6-7 and 322 pounds, showing off tremendous raw power as a run-blocker and lower body strength in pass protection that will make him a viable performer while he irons out technical flaws.

Suamataia lacks elite hand placement and lateral quickness to deal with professional-level edge rushers, but his power as a mauling tackle will be what sells teams like Baltimore on his profile. On Day 1, he should be a passable run-blocker at the next level.

Worthy almost needs no introduction after his 4.21 40-yard dash. He isn't a John Ross-type player who would be better off in the 100-meter dash. The Longhorns star stood out as a tremendous route-runner who made plays as both a yards-after-catch demon and vertical field stretcher.

McConkey has standout speed and a surprisingly wide catch radius for a smaller receiver. McConkey may not have the physicality to be No. 1 receiver in the league, but he can help take pressure off Zay Flowers due to his sure hands and playmaking as a runner.