With their season over, the Ravens officially hold the No. 22 pick in the 2019 NFL draft. That will be Eric DeCosta's first pick as General Manager, of course, unless he trades.
Picks No. 25-32 will be determined by the outcome of upcoming playoff games. Here’s the draft order as it stands heading into this weekend’s divisional round:
- Arizona Cardinals
- San Francisco 49ers
- New York Jets
- Oakland Raiders
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- New York Giants
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Detroit Lions
- Buffalo Bills
- Denver Broncos
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Green Bay Packers
- Miami Dolphins
- Atlanta Falcons
- Washington Redskins
- Carolina Panthers
- Cleveland Browns
- Minnesota Vikings
- Tennessee Titans
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Seattle Seahawks
- Baltimore Ravens
- Houston Texans
- Oakland Raiders (via Chicago Bears)
Ravens History Picking No. 22
Baltimore has only selected at No. 22 once in its history, drafting wide receiver Mark Clayton from Oklahoma in 2005. Clayton played five seasons with the Ravens, his best year coming in 2006 when he had 67 catches for 939 yards and five touchdowns. In 2010, Baltimore traded Clayton to the St. Louis Rams, along with a seventh-round pick, in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2011. The Ravens used that sixth-round pick to draft quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Recent Draft History at No. 22
Here are the last five players taken at No. 22:
2018 – Rashaan Evans, ILB, Tennessee Titans. Evans played 15 games this season, starting seven games and making 53 tackles.
2017 – Charles Harris, DE, Miami Dolphins. Harris has just three sacks in his first two seasons and has yet to become a full-time starter.
2016 – Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins. He had 44 catches this year for 532 yards and two touchdowns after scoring six touchdowns in 2017.
2015 - Bud Dupree, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers. A Pittsburgh starter, Dupree has registered at least four sacks in each of his four NFL seasons.
2014 – Johnny Manziel, QB, Cleveland Browns. After a great college career at Texas A&M and winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012, Manziel flamed out quickly in Cleveland due to poor play and personal issues. He is currently with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.
Possible Targets for Ravens at No. 22
Here are some very early possible draft targets for the Ravens at No. 22. Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com likes Baltimore selecting offensive tackle Dalton Risner of Kansas State.
The Ravens are definitely looking to upgrade their offensive line depth and talent, committed to a run-heavy offense with Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Risner is thought to be versatile enough to play inside, perhaps at left guard.
Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News is going with Mississippi State outside linebacker Montez Sweat for the Ravens at No 22.
Sweat is an edge rusher who could be a possible successor to Terrell Suggs, whether Suggs re-signs with the Ravens as a free agent or moves on. The Ravens could also lose outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith in free agency.