Baltimore Ravens: Expectations for rookies in the 2020 season

Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Patrick Queen (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Patrick Queen (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens put together a great 2020 NFL Draft class that could contribute early in 2020.

The Baltimore Ravens ended the 2019 season with a disappointing thud. After ripping off 12 straight wins to secure the top seed in the AFC, Baltimore fell victim to a red hot Derrick Henry and a tough Tennessee defense. Lamar Jackson looked befuddled out there and struggled in his second playoff start. After all the promise and expectations, a 28-12 loss came as a big shock.

Despite the loss, the Ravens feel more confident than ever heading into the 2020 season. They have the reigning MVP in Jackson, a strong running game, and a good defense. The team should have no issue competing with the reigning Super Bowl Champs, as they’ve played them tough the last two seasons.

The good news is that the Ravens have reloaded throughout the offseason. They traded a day three pick for Calais Campbell, who can light a spark on that defensive line. Matt Judon received the franchise tag, and corner Jimmy Smith signed an extension. Let’s not forget that Baltimore also brought in Derek Wolfe.

Then came the 2020 NFL Draft, where the Ravens have been very effective for a long time. Most analysts were thrilled with the group that Baltimore brought in this past season, as they believed value was found at every pick. There was an even balance across the board with their picks, combining need with value.

If there is indeed a 2020 season, the Ravens will be a top Super Bowl contender, and that will happen because of the loaded roster, including contributions from some rookies. Let’s look at the expectations for each Baltimore Ravens rookie as we look to 2020.