How can the Ravens improve in the 2021 NFL Draft?
Coming off a tremendous 2019 campaign in which the Baltimore Ravens went 14-2 in the regular season, the 2020 version of the team has been somewhat of a disappointment. Despite the fact the Baltimore Ravens managed to capture another double-digit win season, they have underperformed when compared to preseason expectations.
In 2019, the Baltimore Ravens offense were one of the top scoring teams, particularly through the air, leading the league in passing touchdowns. Flip to 2020, the Baltimore Ravens passing attack has sunk to the middle-bottom tier of the NFL.
This is due in part to inconsistencies from reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson, the play calling of offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the offensive line. Not to mention, the Baltimore Ravens young receiving core has yet to take a crucial next step.
For the upcoming offseason, whether they make the playoffs or not, the Baltimore Ravens have a few big issues that need to be figured out. Firstly, General Manager Eric DeCosta must find Jackson a true number one receiver that isn’t Marquise Brown. Secondly, the Baltimore Ravens brass needs to add another starting caliber offensive lineman that can help protect Jackson.
Lastly, the Baltimore Ravens must address the pass rush at some point in the draft. Pro Bowlers Yannick Ngakoue and Matthew Judon are pending free agents, and the Baltimore Ravens lack the cap space to keep both players.
As such, here is a seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft for the Baltimore Ravens, detailing how they get can get to playing consistent football in the future.
**This mock draft was made using a simulator via The Draft Network**