We always talk about it every year and remain surprised, but the Baltimore Ravens stay winning in the draft. The 2022 version was no different.
We should know this by now. The Baltimore Ravens are a well-run organization and consistently do well in the NFL Draft. The 2022 version stayed true, with the Ravens wheeling, dealing, and finding phenomenal value.
It started in the first round. The Ravens got Kyle Hamilton at pick 14. Hamilton was the top player in the 2022 NFL Draft for many analysts, and positional value (plus a bad 40) caused his drop there. Then, Baltimore traded away Marquise Brown to the Cardinals for a first-round pick (which could lead to a Rashod Bateman breakout), and subsequently selected Tyler Linderbaum to fill the hole at center. The fit is interesting there, but Linderbaum is a dominant player.
On day two, it was more of the same. Getting David Ojabo in the middle of the second round wasn’t surprising. The achilles injury makes the recovery road long, but for a pass rusher with insane athleticism and tools, it was an easy decision. His arsenal rushing the passer is crazy and for a guy who hasn’t played football long, he can only get better.
Travis Jones joined the party on day two, and while missing out on Jordan Davis is rough, Travis Jones is phenomenal as a nose tackle. The power he plays with is impressive, and he will bring that to Baltimore to collapse pockets from the inside.
On day three, Jalyn Armour-Davis fell to them, continuing that Alabama to Baltimore pipeline. His cover skills and ball skills are impressive, and he doesn’t necessarily need to start right away. Two tight ends in Charlie Kolar and Isaiah Likely beef up the passing game in Lamar Jackson’s sweet spot, and Tyler Badie offers explosion and pass-catching ability as a running back. Another year, another phenomenal job by the Baltimore Ravens.