He landed a generation safety, high-floor center, upside edge rusher and defensive tackle, plus offensive tackle, cornerback and tight end depth. Yet the wide receiver corps exits the draft with less talent than it boasted before Marquise Brown was traded away on Thursday night. DeCosta still has some work to do before Week 1 of the regular season...
Lock - Lamar Jackson, Tyler Huntley
Synopsis - A couple arms will be added for training camp but Baltimore is set to enter the season with their franchise quarterback and his capable backup.
Lock - J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards
Bubble - Tyler Badie, Justice Hill
Longshot - Ty’Son Williams, Nate McCrary
Synopsis - Badie, Hill, Williams and McCrary will compete for the third running back spot.
Lock - Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, Tylan Wallace, James Proche
Longshot - Binjamin Victor, Jaylon Moore
Synopsis - After losing three former contributors from this position group, DeCosta is likely to add an established, starting caliber veteran via trade or free agency.
Lock - Mark Andrews, Patrick Ricard, Charlie Kolar, Isaiah Likely
Bubble - Nick Boyle
Longshot - Josh Oliver, Tony Poljan, Ben Mason
Synopsis - Suddenly a crowded tight end room, Boyle could be released in June in order to prorate the dead money on his contract over two seasons.
Lock - Ronnie Stanley, Morgan Moses, Daniel Faalele
Bubble - Ja’Wuan James
Longshot - Jaryd Jones-Smith
Synopsis - One season after struggling to field reliable tackles, the Ravens are hopeful to have four quality tackle options in 2022.
Interior Offensive Line:
Lock - Kevin Zeitler, Patrick Mekari, Tyler Linderbaum, Ben Cleveland, Tyre Phillips
Bubble - Ben Powers, Trystan Colon
Longshot - Jimmy Murray
Synopsis - The addition of Linderbaum enables a three-way competition for the starting left guard spot.
Lock - Justin Tucker, Nick Moore
Bubble - Jordan Stout, Sam Koch
Synopsis - Sam Koch’s 16-year tenure in Baltimore is probably over following the selection of Stout.
Lock - Calais Campbell, Michael Pierce, Justin Madubuike, Travis Jones, Broderick Washington
Bubble - Derek Wolfe
Longshot - Kahlil McKenzie, Aaron Crawford, Xavier Kelly, Isaiah Mack
Synopsis - With the Brandon Williams’ era finished, the Ravens now roster a deep rotation of down lineman with pass rush ability.
Lock - Odafe Oweh, Tyus Bowser, David Ojabo, Daelin Hayes
Bubble - Jaylon Ferguson
Synopsis - DeCosta may still add a veteran outside linebacker in the coming weeks considering Bowser and Ojabo’s injury status.
Lock - Josh Bynes, Patrick Queen, Malik Harrison, Kristian Welch
Synopsis - While not among the best groups on the team, this quartet is capable of excelling when surrounded by the premium talent around them.
Lock - Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Brandon Stephens, Jayln Armour-Davis
Bubble - Ar’Darius Washington, Damarion Williams, Kevin Seymour
Longshot - Robert Jackson, Kevin Toliver, Iman Marshall
Synopsis - It would not be surprising if the front office adds one more veteran corner to fully flesh out their depth at this oft-injured position.
Lock - Marcus Williams, Kyle Hamilton, Chuck Clark, Geno Stone
Bubble - Tony Jefferson
Synopsis - Baltimore possesses perhaps the best safety corps in the NFL after signing Williams and drafting Hamilton.