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The Baltimore Ravens entered the NFL Draft needing to add WR talent to help QB Lamar Jackson.
They manage to do that and then some. Here is a look at the players they added and how they fit into the 2019 squad.
|Jaylon Ferguson||85||OLB||Louisiana Tech|
|Miles Boykin||93||WR||Notre Dame|
|Justice Hill||113||RB||Oklahoma St.|
|Daylon Mack||160||DT||Texas A&M|
|Trace McSorley||197||QB||Penn State|
|Silas Stewart||LB||Incarnate Word|
|Antoine Wesley||WR||Texas Tech|
Baltimore Ravens 2019 Outlook
As we all know, QB Lamar Jackson likes to run with the football. The acquisition of WR’s Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and promotion of Jordan Lasley will help to assist Jackson in opening up the field. Whether this entices him to run more or use his options is still to be determined.
Brown is a little undersized but is a threat in the contest every time. Expect Willie Snead to be WR1, but with fewer targets than he is used to.
Boykin should sit behind the excitement machine that is Lasley. Expect a breakout year from the former 2018 fifth-round pick out of UCLA. Boykin will be knocking on the door if Lasley fails to perform in the offense early.
The acquisition of Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill in the fourth round was a strange choice. He will sit behind Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, and Kenneth Dixon and is unlikely to see any game time in 2019.
QB Trace McSorley comes in as QB3 behind Jackson and Robert Griffin, but he is not exclusively sitting on the pine. Jackson’s tendencies to rush make him an injury risk and Griffin isn’t the best guy to replace him. McSorley, the Penn State wonder, could see some game time in 2019 if things don’t go to plan for the Ravens.
OG Ben Powers will be in a rotation initially with RG Marshal Yanda, but it won’t be long before Powers makes the position his own.
LB Jaylon Ferguson will be part of a rotation with Tim Williams as a LB and EDGE rusher. Ferguson is not a player to sit and watch, this kid has talent and it will shine brightest in the Ravens defensive system.
Daylon Mack will play Nose Tackle in the Ravens set up and will be in a rotation with Brandon Williams to start his NFL career. Mack is a demon of a footballer who manhandles players like rag dolls. He won’t be waiting for his chance very long.
MLB Silas Stewart is probably the most notable undrafted free agent that has been added to the squad. He will surely push hard to be in a rotation with current MLB Chris Board.
Grade – A
The Ravens added players in every position of need. They will be stronger for their acquisitions, especially on offense and will be in the mix for the AFC North title in a very open division.
After a 10-6 finish last season, anything less would be a disappointment for their fans.