Saturday, January 16, 2021

Baltimore Ravens 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Baltimore Ravens from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Ravens:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (1/15)

28. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Given his elite rushing ability at the position, Lamar Jackson has a rare skill set as a dual-threat quarterback. That said, the Ravens ranked first in the NFL in rushing (191.9 YPG) and last in the NFL in passing (171.2 YPG). One way to improve the passing offense's production is to give Jackson another weapon. With Justin Jefferson off to the NFL (in 2020) and Ja'Marr Chase opting out to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft, it was Marshall's turn to shine (before opting out). Marshall (6-4, 200) had 48 catches for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games this season.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

28. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

This is how the Ravens consistently outperform other teams in the draft. Great players who should be drafted higher fall to them consistently for a myriad of reasons. Bateman is a big receiver (6-2, 210) with great hands and an excellent route-runner who was eighth in the country with 20.3 yards per catch in 2019. He would pair nicely with Marquise Brown.

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/13)

28. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

The Ravens are all about speed, and Marshall hits the gas as hard as anyone in the class, especially at a formidable 6-foot-3 and close to 215 pounds.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/12)

28. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

With Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, Pernell McPhee and Tyus Bowser slated to hit free agency, the Ravens might be looking for pass-rush help in the draft. Ossai has some Justin Houston to his game with his body type, get-off speed and nonstop effort.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/7)

26. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Baltimore's receiver corps is missing a size dynamic, and Marshall Jr. not only brings that, but he's outstanding working the middle of the field where Lamar Jackson is best throwing the football. He can serve as a "big slot" and help elevate the Baltimore passing offense.

ESPN - Todd McShay (1/7)

26. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan

Can Baltimore bring back Yannick Ngakoue? Will it re-sign Matthew Judon and Jihad Ward? What does Calais Campbell, who will be 35 in September, have left in the tank? It might not seem like a problem now, but the edge could be something for the Ravens to target in order to maintain a strength. Paye needs some time to develop, but he had 8.5 sacks over his past 16 games in college, and he could pivot to 3-4 outside linebacker. If not the edge, watch for the Ravens to look at the interior offensive line, potentially Ohio State's Wyatt Davis.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/5)

26. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Reliability at wide receiver has long proven elusive in Baltimore. Bateman, with an aggressive-yet-polished playing style and penchant for aiding quarterbacks when a play breaks down, could become a fast favorite of Lamar Jackson.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fisher (1/5)

26. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

The Ravens never were quite the same in the trenches after Marshal Yanda retired but the addition of Davis could help change that as the team doubles down on their run-first identity. Tailback and fellow Buckeye J.K. Dobbins likely gives this pick a big thumbs up.

Previous update: Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

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