Baltimore Ravens’ Mock Draft: Finally getting weapons

Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore Ravens Center #64 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Tyler Linderbaum, Baltimore Ravens Center #64 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens have been in the news quite a bit this offseason. Can they finally bring some legitimate offensive weapons onto the team?  The signing of Odell Beckham Jr certainly doesn’t hurt the Ravens’ chances at retaining Lamar Jackson, but I still do not think it’s a guarantee that he returns.

Either way, regardless of who is taking snaps for Baltimore when week one kicks off, they still need to field a competent group of wide receivers.

They also could use a boost in the secondary and perhaps another guard and defensive tackle.  Overall, though, with Jackson in the mix, they are a legitimate playoff team.

How should Baltimore attack the 2023 NFL Draft?

Baltimore Ravens’ Mock Draft: Finally getting weapons

22nd overall: Quentin Johnson, WR, TCU

The Baltimore Ravens get another big-bodied pass catcher by bringing in Quentin Johnson.  Johnson, Beckham Jr, and Rashod Bateman does make what could be a very talented WR core.  Backups like Nelson Agholor and Devin Duvernay also round out what would be a solid unit from top to bottom.

86th overall: Jartavius Martin, CB, Illinois

The Ravens could use a boost in the secondary, which was one of the league’s worst in 2022.  Marcus Williams, Kyle Hamilton, and Marlon Humphrey are a nice trio of players, but they still need some help, and perhaps Jaratvius Martin can be that help.

124th overall: Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh

Baltimore could use a slight boost along the offensive line.  Carter Warren is someone that might slide inside at guard.  The Ravens have Ronnie Stanley at their left tackle spot, veteran Morgan Moses at right tackle, and Daniel Faalele as a backup right tackle, so they’ve got a solid set up there.

On the interior, Ben Cleveland is a projected starter and they also have second year player Tyler Linderbaum.  I think adding a boost to the interior is a smart idea.

157th overall: Moro Ojomo, DT, Texans

199th overall: Colby Wooden, DT, Auburn

The Baltimore Ravens obviously do not have a ton of capital, as you can see, so their focus for this draft should be trying to fill the remaining holes instead of taking the best player available.  Three picks on defense and two on offense is the split here.

They get a big-time wide receiver, a starting cornerback, a potential G/T, and two hogs in the middle of the defense.