Baltimore Beatdown Mock Draft 4.0
|1:16||Corey Davis||WR||Western Michigan|
|3:14||Demarcus Walker||EDGE||Florida State|
|7:16||Deatrich Wise Jr.||EDGE||Arkansas|
Changing it up this time as I used Fanspeak to complete this edition of the Ravens seven round mock draft as it contains the compensation picks. I used Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller’s Big Board as the model for the simulator. With the East-West Shrine Game completed, rankings have changed, and it’s time to revisit the mock drafts.
Round 1: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
No change here, Davis is still the guy. Davis has the look of a dynamic receiver at the next level, the type the Ravens desperately need.
Round 2: Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
The Ravens second round pick also remains the same in this mock draft. Jackson serves two purposes for the Ravens: a solid cover corner and an elite special teams playmaker. Jackson, along with Davis, will kickstart playmaking into the Ravens roster.
Round 3: Demarcus Walker, EDGE, Florida State
Walker was a beast against Michigan, and is one of the better pass rushers in a deep class. Walker was consistently a nightmare for opposing offenses, as he was constantly in the backfield against both the run and pass. This may be a bit low for Walker, but the Ravens would not complain if he slipped to the third round in real life.
Round 3: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
Pocic goes back and forth with Pat Eflein as the best center in this year’s draft. Pocic is a mauler in the middle as his 6’7” frame allows him to block big defensive tackles. Flacco is one of the tallest quarterbacks in the NFL and should have no issue seeing over Pocic.
Round 4: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
Awuzie has among the best instincts of all corners in this year’s draft. He has instincts to jump routes, but is fantastic in run support. Awuzie is very physical and isn't afraid to come up and make tackles on running backs in traffic. Awuzie has a nose for the ball and always seems to be involved in the play. Keep an eye on Awuzie at the Senior Bowl.
Round 5: Ejuan Price, EDGE, Pittsburgh
Price did not get to play in the East-West Shrine Game, but he did have a great season for the Pittsburgh Panthers. Price finished the year with 12 sacks, including three different games where he had two sacks. While he needs to work on his run defense, Price could be a solid add as the Ravens try to add youth to the pass rush.
Round 6: Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson
Boulware needs to improve in his pass coverage, but is the type of hardnosed linebacker that screams Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are losing over 100 tackles in Zach Orr, and could replace him with a tackling machine from college in Boulware.
Round 7: Deatrich Wise Jr, EDGE, Arkansas
I was very impressed with Wise in the East-West Shrine Game, and it would not be surprising to see him shoot up drafts boards soon. Wise had two sacks in the East-West Shrine Game and was constantly causing disruption in the backfield. Wise will have to transition form DE to OLB, but the switch should not be difficult.
Keep and eye on the Senior Bowl this week as player rankings are guaranteed to change. The next mock draft will come out after the Senior Bowl.