Zrebiec’s Seven-Round Mock Draft Has Ravens Trading Out of First Round

Zrebiec performed a Ravens seven-round mock draft. He started with a commerce within the first spherical that had the Ravens sending choose No. 30 to the Las Vegas Raiders for a second-round choose (No. 44) and third-round choose (No. 77).

“If one of many higher offensive tackles continues to be out there, similar to Georgia’s Amarius Mims or Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton, or a high cornerback, similar to Clemson’s Nate Wiggins, the Ravens ought to stand pat and make a choose,” Zrebiec wrote. “However, the guess right here is these guys will not be out there and Baltimore is taking a look at a number of gamers who grade out equally to the choices it’s going to have at No. 44. Trading again and organising for a major Day 2 of the draft would make sense.

“According to commerce charts, shifting again 14 spots and out of the primary spherical whereas choosing up a comparatively early third-round choose would characterize a win for the Ravens. The Raiders, although, need a quarterback on this draft. Getting again into the primary spherical to land Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. or Oregon’s Bo Nix, thus getting a fifth-year possibility yr on the participant, for the price of a third-round choose is a small value to pay.”

Here’s a have a look at Zrebiec’s Ravens picks for Rounds 2 and three:

Round 2, No. 44 (from Raiders): Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

“Suamataia is among the second-tier prospects who figures to come back off the board both late within the first spherical or early within the second. Suamataia is huge (6-foot-4, 329 kilos), athletic for a man his dimension and has expertise enjoying proper and left deal with. He has the mandatory footwork and bodily traits to carry out in numerous blocking schemes. There are questions on how excessive his ceiling is, and there are issues he’ll have to work on, however the Ravens consider they’ve top-of-the-line offensive line coaches in Joe D’Alessandris and so they’ll believe they’ll get probably the most out of Suamataia.”

Round 2, No. 62: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

“Melton, a fast-rising prospect, has so many traits the Ravens search for in corners. He gives dimension and size at 5-foot-11 and 187 kilos. He can run (he was timed at 4.39 within the 40-yard sprint on the NFL Scouting Combine). He has ball expertise (eight school interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 22 cross breakups). He can play each outdoors and within the slot. He’s additionally a talented particular groups performer, having blocked 4 kicks in school. That he had a terrific Senior Bowl week, which the Ravens put plenty of inventory in, is icing on the cake.”

Round 3, No. 77 (from Raiders): Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

“Polk is projected as a Day 2 man after a breakout ultimate school season wherein he had 69 catches for 1,159 yards, averaged 16.8 yards per reception and scored 10 touchdowns. He’s not a burner, however he has good palms and a large catch radius. He performs to his dimension at 6-foot-1 and 203 kilos, and he is adept at snagging bounce balls and making contested catches. He’d assist diversify a large receiver corps that lacks dimension and jump-ball skill.”

Round 3, No. 93: Dominick Puni, G, Kansas

“In Ben Cleveland, Andrew Vorhees, Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and Josh Jones, the Ravens have sufficient inside beginning guard candidates that they will not really feel like they’ve to achieve on the place. But if the correct man is out there, they will not hesitate to drag the set off. … Puni is well-built at 6-foot-5 and 314 kilos and has excellent toes for a giant man. His cross blocking is forward of his run blocking, however the complete bundle and his expertise recommend he’ll be able to compete for a beginning job from the bounce.”

Derrick Henry Juked Marlon Humphrey About Signing With Ravens

Perhaps nobody was extra stunned when Derrick Henry agreed to signal with the Ravens final month than Marlon Humphrey, who was Henry’s school teammate at Alabama.

Humphrey informed the story on a current episode of his “Punch Line” podcast about how Henry gave no indication that he was speaking with the Ravens when exchanging texts with Humphrey the day earlier than the deal was introduced.

Humphrey mentioned DeCosta had contacted him and revealed that he was speaking with Henry and needed to know Humphrey’s ideas about him. Never shy about recruiting free brokers to Baltimore, Humphrey provided to speak to Henry, however he mentioned DeCosta firmly rejected the supply.

“He’s like, ‘No. Do not mess up what I’m doing.’ He made it very clear,” Humphrey mentioned. 

Humphrey did get the OK from DeCosta to “converse casually” with Henry. However, the star working again didn’t take the bait when Humphrey reached out. Henry by no means talked about something in regards to the Ravens.

“I’m throwing all the things on the market,” Humphrey mentioned. “Dang, I’m like, EDC do not know what he is doing. He’s not doing a superb job clearly. The man hasn’t mentioned something. We’re out. There’s no shot. I’m like, ‘EDC’s misplaced his contact.’ And then the very subsequent morning, the dude indicators with the Ravens. I’m like, ‘Bro. You did not even inform me something.'”