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Mock Draft Monitor 2.0


The Super Bowl is done, a Chiefs fan ran into a parking meter, and the NFL Scouting Combine is about two weeks away.

Here's who pundits believe the Ravens will draft with the 28th-overall pick:

For a look back at how much things have changed, here’s MDM 1.0.

EDGE K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU

Sophomore; 6-foot-4, 250 pounds; 60 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks

"The Ravens bring in some pass rush help with several key defenders heading to free agency. Chaisson showed how much of an impact he can have as LSU marched to a national title."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

Junior; 6-foot-2, 234 pounds; 102 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 4 sacks

"The loss of C.J. Mosley wasn't felt as much in the regular season as it was in the postseason when the Titans took advantage of the Ravens' linebacker corps. It is in need of a fast, smart, three-down player.

"Murray dominated at Oklahoma—I remember watching him tally 18 tackles against Army last season when he firmly entered the 2020 draft conversation—and has shown the instincts and most importantly the speed to be a threat as an every-down 'backer. He can play middle or weak-side, which is great for a team that will likely be in a two-linebacker set most often."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

"Speedy linebacker with sideline-to-sideline range and third-down coverage ability who could challenge for a starter's role immediately."

CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

Senior; 6-foot-0, 200 pounds; 38 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 interception

"Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey are solid starters, but the Ravens could use another CB to fill out the room."

RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Junior; 5-foot-11, 219 pounds; 2003 yards, 21 touchdowns, 26 catches, 252 yards, 5 touchdowns

"Mark Ingram's absence was painfully obvious in Baltimore's playoff meltdown, and the Ravens would do well to seek a young back who can do all things he brings to the table. Taylor is a complete runner who has the vision, patience, power and explosiveness to be a dangerous weapon in the league's top rushing attack."

EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State

Junior; 6-foot-3, 235 pounds; 52 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, 1 interception

"Weaver is a Ravens-type edge rusher. He's an oversized outside linebacker with quality pass-rushing moves and bend around the corner, and he provides some coverage help."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

"Murray's a run-and-hit linebacker with good coverage skills, but his play speed is what jumps off the tape."

LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin

Senior; 6-foot-3, 235 pounds; 75 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 1 interception

"The Ravens' defense blitzed more than any other in the league last season, and there is no better blitzing linebacker in this draft than Baun. That's because he could legitimately play edge defender in the NFL the way he rushes the passer, but he has already stated he wants to play off-ball. Baun had a 91.0 pass-rushing grade and an 86.9 coverage grade this past season."

LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin

"The Ravens need LB help and pass-rush help. Baun can help with both. He played with his hand in the dirt in college but looked very natural dropping into space and playing the run in a two-point stance at the Senior Bowl. It could take some time, but Baun is a smart player. He also showed some hustle on special teams in the Senior Bowl game; it didn't go unnoticed."

EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama

Junior; 31 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks

"As a hybrid pass rusher, Lewis is the perfect fit for Baltimore. Lewis is a long and fast pass rusher who could replace Matt Judon if he leaves in free agency."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

"The Ravens defensive front and secondary are both strong, but the second level could use a boost. So Murray makes sense as a player who could clean things up and make plays, and he’s already a popular pick in other mock drafts."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

"Linebackers Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor are both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents and the Ravens lost C.J. Mosley in free agency last offseason as well. A tackling machine for the Sooners, Murray has the instincts, non-stop motor and sideline-to-sideline range to become an impact defender."

EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State

"The Ravens need to strongly consider upgrading their pass rush, too, especially with Matthew Judon looking at free agency. Weaver (6-3, 265 pounds) was an absolute beast on the blue turf with 13.5 sacks in 14 games in his final college season."

LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

"The AFC North champs may soon find themselves shopping for linebackers, and Murray could fill the hole left when C.J. Mosley left last year."

LB Zach Baun, Wisconsin

"Baun will fit with the Ravens due to his versatility. He can attack the passer or play in coverage. Ravens edge rusher Matt Judon is due to become a free agent this offseason."

EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

Junior; 6-foot-5, 264 pounds; 40 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks

"Even if Matthew Judon re-signs, the Ravens need to find somebody else who can generate a pass rush without a blitz. Gross-Matos is not a finished product quite yet, but he's long (6-5) and lean (264 pounds), has a strong burst off the line of scrimmage and can set a strong edge in run defense."

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