Friday, May 17, 2024

Baltimore Ravens 2024 NFL power rankings post-draft roundup

Throughout the 2024 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a post-NFL draft roundup for the Baltimore Ravens in our consensus 2024 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Most improved: Cornerback

Baltimore drafted Nate Wiggins, one of its top 20 prospects, with the No. 30 pick and selected T.J. Tampa, arguably a second-round talent, in the fourth round. They will team with returning starters Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Stephens this season, but they could eventually become first-team corners. "They're both long and rangy," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Wiggins and Tampa. "They both use their hands really well in press. They both can move really well. I think it's going to factor into how we build our defense." -- Jamison Hensley -- Rank: 3

It was a fairly Ravens-y draft, with few big surprises and plenty of solid value picks filling both immediate and longer-term needs. It would be fair to ask if Baltimore is done adding to the offensive line. Second-rounder Roger Rosengarten likely starts at right tackle right away. Center Nick Samac was the only other OL pick, putting the seventh-rounder in the mix to back up Tyler Linderbaum. Adding veteran help up front makes sense. But the Ravens bolstered the defense on all three days of the draft, with first-rounder Nate Wiggins and fourth-rounder T.J. Tampa joining the unit as two different styles of cornerback who can help combat the AFC North's stud receivers. The Ravens are just good at the draft. Instead of panicking on the offensive line, they let the board kind of dictate how they proceeded. I think that's the right way to do it most of the time. Baltimore isn't going anywhere, folks.

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CBS Sports -- Rank: 3

With Lamar Jackson improving, and being another year deeper into the new offense, the Ravens will again push for a Super Bowl. Maybe next time they will run it more in a championship game.

USA Today -- Rank: 3

A new-look offensive line, which should include second-round RT Roger Rosengarten, and a defense under new management (DC Zach Orr) are among the retooled elements that must come together for the defending AFC North champs. But just no telling how opponents are going to cope with the Lamar Jackson-Derrick Henry combo.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Baltimore did Baltimore things in the draft, stockpiling players at premium positions up and down the board. The beauty of the Ravens' approach is they never seem to need immediate help. This is still the team that led the NFL in point margin last year (plus-203). Second-round offensive tackle Roger Rosengarten could end up being one of the steals of the draft.

Fox Sports -- Rank: 7

The Ravens' biggest win of the offseason was locking down Justin Madubuike on a major contract extension. Adding a true, difference-making running back in Derrick Henry doesn't hurt, either. I still worry that this is a team that lost a lot — from the roster and the coaching staff — and might struggle to replace it.

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