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Tucker sets kicker record with 4-year extension - Jamison Hensley

The 29-year-old Tucker has put himself in a class by himself among kickers, converting 90.1 percent of his field goal attempts. No other kicker has hit over 88 percent for a career.

”I think he’s the best in the history of the game,” coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL combine in February.

The extension is worth $20.45 million, bringing the total of the five-year deal to $23.05 million, and includes $12.5 million fully guaranteed in the first two years and an $8 million signing bonus, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The next highest paid kicker makes $4.3 million per season. Tucker, a clutch kicker with elite accuracy and distance, is well worth the investment.

2019 NFL Draft fixes for all 32 NFL teams - Pro Football Focus

BALTIMORE RAVENS

With Joe Flacco now out of town, the offensive reins are firmly in the hands of second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, and the best thing that the Ravens could do to help out their young quarterback is to give him more (and better) offensive weapons to work with. Having lost veteran receiver Michael Crabtree as well as deep-threat John Brown, there are holes at the receiver position. While young tight end Mark Andrews had a good year at tight end with an overall offensive grade of 75.7, the Ravens will have to look to add a weapon on the outside or in the slot to help open up the offense more for their young signal-caller.

Draft target: A.J Brown, WR, Ole Miss

Brown had another solid year with Ole Miss in 2018, producing a career-high in receiving yards (1307) and grading above 79.0 for the second consecutive year. Brown was the definition of a complete receiver last year: He forced 17 broken tackles, had 34 explosive plays and only dropped five passes on 90 catchable. He should be a good pick up for the Ravens who has potential to be a solid wide receiver in the NFL.

A.J. Brown would fit the Ravens ‘bully’ personality due to his strength with the ball in his hands and when blocking.

Mega Mock Draft - MMQB

22. BALTIMORE RAVENS

BREER: Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma

VRENTAS: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

ORR: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan

KLEMKO: Bush

KAHLER: Garrett Bradbury, C, NC State

Klemko: If he’s still around at this point, the Ravens get a sideline-to-sideline linebacker to build around as they move on from C.J. Mosley and Eric Weddle and become a more traditional defense less reliant on zone blitzes improvised on the fly.

Despite the slight devaluation of inside linebackers, Bush’s ability to be an impact player on all three downs has some analysts believing he is a top-10 overall prospect in this draft class.

2019 NFL mock draft 4.0: Redskins land Haskins - Daniel Jeremiah

22. Elgton Jenkins - C

School: Mississippi State | Year: Senior (RS)

I believe the Ravens will try to trade back and recoup the 2019 second-round pick they gave up in the trade to land Lamar Jackson last year. It’s easy to envision Baltimore continuing to reinforce the O-line with a player like Jenkins.

At 6’4, 310 with 34” arms, along with 29 bench press reps at the combine and 33 collegiate starts, Jenkins should be ready for NFL competition from Day 1.