2018 Ravens Mock Draft Monitor 3.0


With the exception of ESPN's Todd McShay, draft analysts envision the Ravens addressing one of two positions at pick No. 16.

It's either a wide receiver or offensive tackle. Three of each are currently projected to Baltimore.

About a week away from the start of the NFL Scouting Combine, here's the latest roundup of who the draftniks believe the Ravens will take.

These were all released within the last three weeks, since our latest version in Mock Draft Monitor 2.0.* *

Mel Kiper, ESPNOT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma*Senior; 6-8, 345
*"I'm giving the Ravens a right tackle again, just swapping the prospect. Brown is pure mauler and plug-and-play guy over incumbent Austin Howard. At 6-8, 345, Brown will need to lose a little bit of weight, but he was stellar protecting Baker Mayfield's blind side at Oklahoma. Baltimore could be in position to snag the top center in this class -- Iowa's James Daniels is No. 1 on my board -- if it loses Ryan Jensen in free agency."

Todd McShay, ESPNDT Vita Vea, Washington
Junior; 6-foot-5, 340 pounds
2017: 43 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks
"The Ravens are in dire need of offensive playmakers, but there just isn't the value at this point in the draft. What direction will GM Ozzie Newsome go for his final NFL draft? He has usually gone best player available, and that's what I see Baltimore doing here. Vea is a versatile defensive lineman who has drawn comparisons to Haloti Ngata and should put up some big numbers at the combine."

Charles Davis, NFL.com
OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma*
*"Yes, it would honor his father, the late former Raven Orlando 'Zeus' Brown, but more importantly, it helps the 2018 Ravens in a huge way, bookending LT Ronnie Stanley with this mountain of a prospect on the right side."

Charley Casserly, NFL.com
OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
Senior; 6-8, 315 pounds
"This gives the Ravens a bookend OT with Ronnie Stanley."

Chad Reuter, NFL.com
WR Courland Sutton, SMU
Senior; 6-4, 215
2017: 68 receptions, 1,085 yards, 12 touchdowns
"Flacco needs another downfield threat like Sutton to maximize his talent."

Dan Kadar, SB Nation
WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
Junior; 6 -1, 190
2017: 63 receptions, 967 yards, 5 touchdowns
"This would be an easy choice for Baltimore to make if Ridley is available. In fact, you really have to wonder if the Ravens will try and move up to make sure they can get the draft's top wide receiver. In the past Baltimore hasn't been afraid to move up a spot or two to get the player it covets."

Will Brinson, CBS Sports WR Courtland Sutton
"Another year, another wide receiver for the Ravens in the first round. Mike Wallace is a free agent and they have Jeremy Maclin, but they need an infusion of youth at the position if they want to help Joe Flacco."

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports
OT Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
"The Ravens lost right tackle Ricky Wagner in free agency a year ago and need to fortify that side of their offensive line. Brown is a prime candidate to be a power-blocking right tackle in Baltimore."

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports
OT Connor Williams, Texas
Junior; 6-5, 320
"The last time the Ravens went for a tackle in the first round, they wound up with a very nice player in Ronnie Stanley. They go back to the well here to select Williams as a bookend on the opposite side of the line."

Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
Junior; 5-11, 200
"Despite using multiple draft picks and investing in free agents, the Ravens' receiving corps essentially remains a black hole for production with Baltimore ranking last (and by a significant margin) with just 5.7 yards per passing attempt in 2017. Teams could be gun shy about selecting a receiver in the first round, given how much last year's class has struggled, but Kirk has the raw athleticism to become strong-armed Joe Flacco's big-play specialist."

Luke Easterling, USA Today WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
"It's no secret the Ravens need to find a true No. 1 target for Joe Flacco, and in this scenario, they get their pick of this year's top pass-catchers. Head-and-shoulders above the rest of the fairly deep class, Ridley's refined skill set and explosiveness make him a perfect fit and a fantastic value here."

Eric Galko, Sporting News WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama
"The Ravens have been known to favor Alabama players, and they drafted Marlon Humphrey in Round 1 a year ago. This year, with a major need at receiver — and with the draft's best receiver hailing from Alabama — Ridley makes almost too much sense."

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