Ravens Are No. 1 Again in Rankings of the Past Five Drafts

The Ravens’ custom of draft excellence continues to be acknowledged within the leadup to this yr’s draft.

As famous in Late for Work final week, the Ravens’ 2018 draft class was ranked the most effective of the millennium by The thirty third Team. The newest accolade has the Ravens ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive yr in The New York Post’s analysis of the past five years of the draft.

“I believed they could slide this yr as a result of the Lamar Jackson draft got here off the books. But GM Eric DeCosta continues to draft extraordinarily nicely,” The New York Post’s Brian Costello wrote. “Patrick Queen, Justin Madubuike, Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Linderbaum all appear to be star gamers and Zay Flowers confirmed lots of potential as a rookie final yr.”

Hamilton, the 14th-overall choice in 2022 and an All-Pro security in 2023, was named the Ravens’ greatest choose of the previous 5 years.

Costello famous that “the rankings are primarily based upon what number of video games the draft choose has performed, Pro Bowl appearances, first-team All-Pro choices and awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year. We additionally factored in how a lot the group has received in the course of the 5 years as a result of gamers on dropping groups are inclined to have a neater path to enjoying time.”

ESPN Draft Day Predictor Has WR Adonai Mitchell Among Ravens’ Most Likely Picks at No. 30

There have been about 30 gamers mocked to the Ravens within the first spherical by numerous pundits, however which prospects are probably to be chosen by Baltimore when it is on the clock at No. 30?

ESPN’s Draft Day Predictor ranked the ten probably first-round picks for the Ravens. The rankings have been “primarily based on prospect grades from Scouts Inc., professional mock drafts, group wants, and some different elements. The Predictor considers these elements in proportion to how correct they’ve been previously.”

Here’s a have a look at the highest three, with feedback from Ravens Wire’s Glenn Erby:

“Mitchell would give Baltimore one other clean, polished receiver on the skin, bolstering an already stout passing sport.”

Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry

“The Alabama to Baltimore pipeline is actual, and McKinstry might develop over time whereas getting back from foot surgical procedure. Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Stephens are already high quality starters.”

“Robinson had 9.5 sacks over his last two faculty seasons, and his 18% strain price final season ranked sixth within the FBS.”

A Top RT Prospect Falls to Ravens in First Round of PFF’s Mock Draft

PFF carried out a seven-round mock draft with McGuinness making the Ravens’ picks. Here’s a have a look at his first three choices:

Round 1 (No. 30 general): Alabama OT JC Latham

“After buying and selling away Morgan Moses, the Ravens seeing one of many prime proper sort out prospects within the draft fall to them can be a perfect state of affairs. Latham earned PFF pass- and run-blocking grades of 81.7 and 79.6, respectively, and can be a plug-and-play starter on the best aspect.”

Round 2 (No. 62): Penn State EDGE Adisa Isaac

“After a failed try to maneuver as much as seize extensive receiver Xavier Worthy, the Ravens stick at Pick No. 62 and land one other good worth in opposition to the PFF huge board. Isaac just isn’t the largest edge defender round, however he flashed sufficient in faculty and racked up 33 complete pressures, together with 9 sacks, from 208 pass-rushing snaps.”

Round 3 (No. 93): Florida State WR Johnny Wilson

“Wilson is a large goal at 6-foot-6 and 231 kilos. He’s an explosive athlete, and his timed 40-yard pace of 4.52 was adequate for a participant of his measurement. While dropping 12.8% of his faculty targets is a priority, together with being a measurement outlier, he’s a stable worth primarily based on the remaining prospects.”

Quick Hits

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● The Ravens are No. 3 in PFF’s pre-draft power rankings.

UCLA EDGE prospect Laiatu Latu, who has been mocked to the Ravens, mentioned that “Lamar Jackson on the run” is the participant he’d most prefer to sort out.