Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft is officially over. Although Baltimore did not possess a second-round pick, they still brought in Jaylon Ferguson, who has the FBS record for sacks in a career, and wide receiver Myles Boykin, a physical specimen at 6’4”, 220 pounds. There are still plenty of solid players left that Eric DeCosta could select on the final day of the draft.
One big position of need that the Ravens were unable to address on the first two days was offensive line. There are still players who could potentially become rookie starters on the interior of the line. Some of the best interior options still on the board include Ohio State’s Michael Jordan, Oklahoma’s Ben Powers and Dru Samia, and Alabama’s Ross Pierschbacher.
Baltimore has shown time and time again a knack for developing linebackers, so it’s not far stretched to believe they could find a solid player to help mitigate the loss of C.J. Mosley. Alabama’s Mack Wilson is the top remaining option and would be a good fit for the Ravens. Other inside linebackers available include USC’s Cameron Smith, Notre Dame’s Te’Von Coney, Florida’s Vosean Joseph, Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards, and West Virginia’s David Long,
Baltimore could look to add a running back on Day 3, even though they signed Mark Ingram in free agency. Some of the running backs still available that Eric DeCosta could select include Stanford’s Bryce Love, Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Kentucky’s Benny Snell, Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson, Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams, Temple’s Ryquell Armstead, Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams, and Michigan’s Karan Higdon.
Although the Ravens cornerback group is one of the deepest in the NFL currently, Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr are aging veterans and need replacements soon. Baltimore could try and find a future starter in the 4th and 5th rounds. Some of the remaining corners include Notre Dame’s Julian Love, Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye, USC’S Iman Marshall, Miami’s Michael Jackson, and Ohio State’s Kendell Sheffield.
Despite the splash signing of Earl Thomas this offseason, the Ravens could still look to draft a safety to groom for the future. The best remaining safety option for Baltimore is Alabama’s Deionte Thompson, a rangy free safety prospect who could sit behind Thomas for now. Other safety options include Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Iowa’s Amani Hooker.
After selecting Ferguson in the third round, DeCosta could still go for another edge rusher or defensive linemen. Iowa’s Anthony Nelson, Clemson’s Austin Bryant, Miami’s Joe Jackson, Texas A&M’s Kingsley Keke, Alabama’s Christian Miller and Isaiah Buggs, Georgia’s D’andre Walker, Penn State’s Shareef Miller, Oregon’s Jalen Jelks, Arizona State’s Renell Wren, Arkansas’ Armon Watts, Maryland’s Byron Cowart, and Florida State’s Demarcus Christmas are just some of the names left.
Although it’s unlikely that DeCosta takes yet another wide receiver, there are several players who could be too good to pass up at a certain point, such as Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler, Georgia’s Riley Ridley, Missouri’s Emmanuel Hall, and North Carolina State’s Kelvin Harmon.