Through the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Ravens have addressed their glaring weakness at inside linebacker by selecting both Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison. They also landed potential starters in stout blocker Tyre Phillips and elusive receiver Devin Duvernay. Running back J.K. Dobbins and penetrating defensive lineman Justin Madubuike should also become rotational pieces next season.
With three picks remaining before recruiting a large undrafted free agent class, expect Baltimore to target edge rushers, receivers and defensive back depth.
#143 Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
An All-SEC performer with 23 touchdowns on his resume, Okwuegbunam has impressive measurables at 6’5, 258 with sub-4.5 speed. Albert boasts plus ball skills and contested catch ability but will need to improve his blocking and route running at the next level. He would assume Hayden Hurst’s former role behind Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle on the Ravens depth chart.
#170 Jonathan Garvin, OLB, Miami
Several intriguing edge defenders, including Alton Robinson, Curtis Weaver and Bradlee Anae, could be selected at the top of the fourth round, perhaps making Garvin available in the fifth round. He is a long and athletic pass rusher with the traits to develop into a starter after adding strength. Depth at outside linebacker is a priority for the Ravens because Matthew Judon, Tyus Bowser and Jihad Ward are in-line to become free agents next offseason.
#225 Jared Mayden, S, Alabama
With their final pick, the Ravens should continue stockpiling talent for the NFL’s best defensive backfield. Mayden is a versatile former bluechip recruit with valuable coverage skills. After gaining experience, he could man the slot or line-up deep for Don Martindale’s deceptive defense and also contribute as a core special teamer.