In 2012, the Ravens traded the Twenty ninth-overall choose to Minnesota for the Vikings’ picks within the second (thirty fifth) and fourth rounds (98th).

At No. 35, Baltimore chosen linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who performed in each recreation throughout his 4 years with the Ravens and made 51 begins. During his rookie season, Upshaw pressured a fumble within the Ravens’ Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.

On a aspect be aware, Reid stated that he is listening to that large receiver and offensive deal with are the 2 positions that dominate conversations when talking with sources near the Ravens in regards to the draft. Baltimore has drafted a large receiver within the first spherical in three of the previous 5 years.

“Baltimore hasn’t been shy about serving to quarterback Lamar Jackson with first-round receivers, and that pattern may proceed,” Reid wrote. “And after buying and selling Morgan Moses to the Jets, Baltimore may additionally goal somebody like Jordan Morgan (Arizona) or Tyler Guyton (Oklahoma) to hitch Patrick Mekari, Daniel Faalele and Josh Jones within the OL combine.”

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley stated the best-case situation is for the Ravens to draft an offensive deal with within the first spherical.

“Baltimore wants a prospect who can begin instantly at proper deal with and ultimately transition to left deal with, the place Ronnie Stanley is coming into a contract 12 months,” Hensley wrote.

Pro Football Focus Names Best Day 2 and Day 3 Draft Fits for Ravens

While most mock drafts and draft discussions deal with what groups will do within the first spherical, Pro Football Focus checked out the most effective Day 2 and Day 3 matches for each staff.

With a deep draft class of offensive linemen and the Ravens having a necessity there, it isn’t stunning {that a} guard and an offensive deal with have been matched with Baltimore.

For Day 2, South Dakota State guard Mason McCormick was the selection.

“The Ravens misplaced beginning left guard John Simpson in free company, they usually may exchange him within the draft with a really related participant in Mason McCormick,” Dalton Wasserman wrote. “McCormick is athletic, sturdy and nasty. He is arguably the premier pulling guard on this class, which is a plus when contemplating Baltimore’s gap-heavy scheme. If McCormick refines his footwork, he may begin prior to later.”

Texas offensive deal with Christian Jones was named the most effective match for the Ravens on Day 3 (Rounds 4-7).

“Jones is coming off his finest school season as a go protector, incomes a 78.1 PFF pass-blocking grade,” Gordon McGuinness wrote. “He allowed simply three quarterback pressures, none of which have been sacks, from 105 pass-blocking snaps on true go units final 12 months.”

Pundits Believe Deonte Harty Could Give Ravens Huge Return on Modest Investment

The Ravens excelled in making under-the-radar signings that paid dividends final season, they usually might have achieved it once more with the reported anticipated signing of return specialist/large receiver Deonte Harty this week.

With new kickoff guidelines this coming season designed to extend returns, buying Harty, an All-Pro returner in 2019 as a rookie with the New Orleans Saints, seems to be like a shrewd transfer.

Sports Illustrated’s Nick Faria went so far as to say that the Ravens including Harty “may shift all the steadiness of energy within the [AFC].”

“With the NFL’s adoption of the earlier XFL’s kickoff guidelines through which gamers can solely chase the returner AFTER a restoration of the ball is made, the league is anticipating the return recreation to be distinguished as soon as once more,” Faria wrote. “That leaves some groups scrambling to seek out high quality returners on the open market. Baltimore’s chief rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, moved rapidly to signal Cordarrelle Patterson in free company hours after the rule was adopted. Now, it is the Ravens’ flip to attempt to discover a participant who can alter a soccer recreation rapidly. Harty definitely matches that invoice for Baltimore.”

Russell Street Report’s Darin McCann additionally praised the transfer.

“If Harty can ‘steal’ discipline possession a handful of occasions this coming season, he will likely be definitely worth the expenditure, which I do not anticipate to be very a lot,” McCann wrote. “He may carry some flash and wiggle to the receiving room in a restricted function. This is the type of low-profile signing that good groups make to offer their staff the most effective probability to win video games.”

Harty’s deal is reportedly for one 12 months at $1.29 million.

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