Ravens mock draft roundup: Baltimore targeting right tackles, DL early

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As the 2024 NFL Draft is just a few days away, the Baltimore Ravens need to figure out when is the best time to spend a pick on their offensive line after losing a good chunk of their starting group from last year.

Most NFL mock drafts, and some of the latest rumors, seem to believe Eric DeCosta will spend some of his most important draft capital on an offensive lineman. The only debate seems to be when DeCosta will actually decide when to cast a lure in the water and snag a top prospect.

Nate Davis of USA Today suggested that Baltimore go after Georgia tackle Amarius Mims, while Trevor Sikkema of PFF has the Ravens taking a second massive tackle in Alabama's JC Latham.

Chad Reuter of NFL.com thinks Baltimore will once again go right tackle, taking Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton. Jordan Reid of ESPN is going in a different direction, with the Ravens acquiring a second-round and third-round pick via a trade down with the Washington Commanders. Baltimore will use those picks on Missouri DE Darius Robinson and Yale tackle Kiran Amegadjie.

Baltimore Ravens mock draft roundup: OL, DL prized early

Latham and Mims have both become dream selections for the Ravens as they are projected to be off the board well before the Ravens pick. If they somehow manage to last until No. 30 overall, Baltimore should leap at the chance to select them and insert them into the lineup as their new starting right tackle.

Guyton is in much the same camp as Latham and Mims, even if generally regarded as a tier below. A raw prospect who might not be ready for starting work as a rookie, Guyton should still remain in Baltimore's line of sight due to his tremendous athletic potential and fit in Baltimore's offense.

Robinson is viewed by many as a tweener, as he could be too small for full-time defensive tackle work and too slow for edge rusher responsibilities. The Ravens have had success with players like that in the past, making this a perfect landing spot for a great run-stuffing lineman with mobility.

Amegadjie is going to have a rude awakening, as going from Yale (Ivy league schools do not have tackling in practice) to the pros, but the Ravens will have the luxury of selecting the freakish physical marvel in the third round, sitting him for a year, and then unleashing him on the pros.