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Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Breakdown

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series 2019 NFL Draft Breakdown

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.

Players Drafted

Players Pick Pos. School
Marquise Brown 25 WR Oklahoma
Jaylon Ferguson 85 OLB Louisiana Tech
Miles Boykin 93 WR Notre Dame
Justice Hill 113 RB Oklahoma St.
Ben Powers 123 OG Oklahoma
Iman Marshall 127 CB USC
Daylon Mack 160 DT Texas A&M
Trace McSorley 197 QB Penn State

Notable UDFA

Player Pos. School
Charles Scarff TE Delaware
Silas Stewart LB Incarnate Word
Gerald Willis DT Miami
Cole Herdman TE Purdue
Antoine Wesley WR Texas Tech

Baltimore Ravens 2019 Outlook

Offense

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.

Defense

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.

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Covering players from College Freshman to NFL Hall of Famers and everything in between. This isn't only a passion for me, its a way of life.

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