Ravens select RT of the future in Washington's Roger Rosengarten in 2024 NFL Draft

The Ravens went OL in the second round
Washington v USC
Washington v USC / Ric Tapia/GettyImages

The Baltimore Ravens needed to set off some fireworks to match a tremendous first night of the draft in which Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins joined the team. The Ravens followed that up by finally addressing the offensive line, using a second-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Washington right tackle Roger Rosengarten.

Picking No. 62 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Ravens selected Rosengarten in an attempt to find another long-term building block on the offensive side of the ball. Baltimore managed to land one of the biggest risers in the draft, as his stock had been shooting up in the last few months.

After trading away Morgan Moses in the offseason and leaning on a suspect combination of Josh Jones and Daniel Faalele to go into the season at right tackle prior to this move, Baltimore wisely added some more protection for MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Jackson is going to be very happy with a new protector in the fold, and Derrick Henry will be very appreciative of a young gun who could be an impact player right away in Baltimore. Considering the tackles left available, Baltimore did a fantastic job at this point in the draft.

Baltimore Ravens select Washington OT Roger Rosengarten in 2024 NFL Draft

While overshadowed slightly by teammate Troy Fautanu at left tackle (who was picked by the rival Steelers at No. 20 overall), Rosengarten is a solid prospect in his own right. The experienced tackle did not allow a single sack during his college career in one of the most pass-happy offenses in college football.

Rosengarten has some of the best footwork in the entire class, and he pairs that with tremendous strength at the point of attack that can wash rushers out of plays. Baltimore should like the fact his run blocking took a massive step forward between the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Rosengarten will likely compete with Jones and Faalele for the right tackle spot. However, if the Ravens want to take a chance on making him the potential successor to Ronnie Stanley at left tackle, his tremendous technical refinement should make that a possibility if they need it.

After filling a big need in the secondary by taking Wiggins, Baltimore now uses one of their best picks to land a potential starter on the right side in Rosengarten. If everything goes as planned, Rosengarten will play a big part in Baltimore's new-look offense.