After selecting Rashod Bateman and Jayson Oweh, a pair of potential premium position difference makers, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta will aim to round out a championship caliber depth chart on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL draft.
With wideout and edge rusher checked off the draft wishlist, Baltimore’s remaining 2021 immediate needs include offensive tackle and safety. They could also benefit from adding depth at defensive tackle, center and guard.
The Ravens are not scheduled to pick until the bottom of the third round with selections No. 94 and No. 104. Nonetheless, DeCosta has displayed the aggressiveness that make a trade-up possible. With a pair of fourth and fifth round picks at their disposal, Baltimore has the ammunition to move up for another instant impact rookie. Or they may opt to sit tight and take advantage of the depth provided by this draft class.
Prospects DeCosta could target on Day 2…
Teven Jenkins – Surprisingly, this ferocious mauler was not chosen on Thursday night. A plug-and-play right tackle, Jenkins is a worthy trade-up option.
Liam Eichenberg – Boasting the pedigree of an experienced Notre Dame blocker, Eichenberg would bring long-term security as a bookend opposite Ronnie Stanley.
Jackson Carman – Despite lacking ideal length, Carman could excel blocking for Lamar Jackson. With excellent mobility to reach the second level, he would compete for starter snaps immediately.
Stone Forsythe – A comparable prospect to former Raven Orlando Brown Jr., Forsythe has the length to shepherd pass rushers around the pocket and the down block power to create rushing lanes.
Spencer Brown – A developmental tackle, the Northern Iowa product with prototype measurables would be a tremendous fit as a swing tackle with immense upside.
Trevon Moehrig – The consensus top safety of the class has a high floor due to his smooth coverage skills and natural instincts.
Richie Grant – Another perfect fit for the Ravens dime package, Grant offers aggressive run support, man coverage ability and impressive ballhawking.
Javon Holland – This Oregon product is experienced as both a slot corner and split safety. Holland boasts the pattern matching prowess and versatility required to earn reps in Baltimore.
Jamar Johnson – A late-riser, Johnson offers the deep-third range the Ravens have been craving since 2012.
Andre Cisco – If not for injuries, this interception magnet would not be potentially available in the third round.
Tyree Gillespie – Combining NFL level athleticism and physicality, Gillespie would provide tight end neutralizing coverage.
Landon Dickerson – With coveted intangibles, size and versatility, Dickerson will likely be selected near the top of the second round.
Creed Humphrey – A natural center, Humphrey has the technique and strength to lend stability for the next decade.
Quinn Meinerz – A small school revelation, this Wisconsin-Whitewater prospect impressed with his measurables and tenacity throughout the draft process.
Jalen Mayfield – Mayfield played right tackle for the Wolverines but profiles as a mauling guard and above average run blocker at the next level.
Trey Smith – With an All-SEC pedigree, powerful frame and imposing play style, Smith could be a mid-round steal if his medical issues are resolved.
Ben Cleveland – This hulking 340 pound lineman is a standout in pass protection and brings Pro Bowl upside if coaching improves his road-grading potential.
Christian Barmore – The consensus best down-lineman in the class can stuff the run and penetrate into the backfield consistently.
Alim McNeil – A stout nose guard who defeats double team blocks and controls the line of scrimmage.
Milton Williams – This Louisiana Tech draft darling has the explosive athleticism to serve as a penetrating three-technique.
Bobby Brown III – A nose guard with a pocket collapsing bull rush, Brown has untapped potential to develop into a valuable three-down defensive tackle.