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Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft Roundup 3.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Baltimore Ravens from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Ravens:

EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)

24. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

When playing with a lead, the Ravens run-first offense is tough to stop, but their passing offense (174.5) ranks ahead of only the Jets (170.5 YPG) in 2020. Although he's not the most explosive receiver in this year's draft class, Bateman is a polished and productive receiver that would complement Marquise Brown well and provide a boost to the passing attack.

San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)

26. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

This is how the Ravens consistently outperform other teams in the draft. Great players who should be drafted higher fall to them consistently for a myriad of reasons. Smith will likely fall because of his slight build or average speed, but he actually had a better statistical season than 2020 first-round picks Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy last year, leading the Crimson Tide with 1,256 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He has taken his game to another level since Waddle was sidelined -- he has 955 yards on 53 receptions and 13 touchdowns his last six games and has a legit shot at winning the Heisman.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)

24. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Despite their run of solid play down the stretch, something still seems missing from the Ravens, and in particular their passing game. Lamar Jackson seems hesitant to push the ball downfield for some reason, and whether that is due to a lack of confidence or something else, helping the downfield passing game should be a priority for the Ravens in this draft.

They'll get that help with Rashod Bateman. While many were watching the Golden Gophers two seasons ago for Tyler Johnson, Bateman is the cleaner NFL prospect. He has a variety of route-running skills and handles the downfield passing elements of the position quite well. He'd be an ideal fit in Baltimore's passing attack.

PFF - Gayle (12/29)

24. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Baltimore's 2019 draft picks Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin haven't lived up to expectations. Rookies James Proche and Devin Duvernay have been gadget players at best in 2020. Willie Snead IV is an afterthought in the offense and is expected to test free agent this offseason. Dez Bryant is 32 years old and nearly quit the team after testing positive for COVID-19. If Rashod Bateman, Rondale Moore or even Kadarius Toney is still on the board late in the first round, Baltimore might have to prioritize need and sprint the card in.

CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)

24. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Lamar Jackson needs a consistent downfield threat beyond Mark Andrews. Hollywood Brown is explosive but isn't a big target. Marshall is both and put up big numbers for LSU in 2020 before opting out.

Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)

24. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Please Baltimore, for the love of all things holy draft a wide receiver that can ride all the roller coasters at Six Flags! Drafting Marshall allows that to be a reality. After losing Justin Jefferson to the NFL and Ja'Marr Chase to opting out, Marshall filled those shoes in a big way to the tune of 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in just seven games in 2020. He provides a big target to hit over the middle and a nice downfield threat that can win in contested situations.

PFF - Renner (12/23)

18. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

With the Ravens' use of two-tight end sets, Pitts doesn't have to be a pure inline blocker. He can block on the move and also be a massive target for Lamar Jackson over the middle of the field. It's the best of both worlds for Baltimore, as he can maintain their heavy-personnel looks while giving them another field-stretcher who can beat one-on-one coverage.

Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)

18. Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

A big-bodied wide receiver would be nice, but the value is not there, and with Kyle Pitts off the board, the Ravens will be more likely to wait until Round 2 to address the position. What they can do is grab a high-potential pass-rusher with the length, speed and power to be a perfect match for the defense.

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