Round 3, No. 86: Marvin Mims Jr., WR, Oklahoma
With the addition of Odell Beckham Jr, wide receiver is certainly less of a need than it was just a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean that the team shouldn’t try to keep improving the position group in this mock draft. Adding a dynamic playmaker like Oklahoma’s Marvin Mims Jr. could be a great way to give Lamar Jackson even more talent to work with in the passing game.
As a prospect, Mims fits the profile of the type of receiver the Ravens have targeted over the last few seasons. Mims is a good-sized receiver at about 5′ 11″ and 185 pounds, and with a 4.38 40-yard dash, he has the speed and explosion to be another offensive threat with the ball in his hands. With Beckham filling the role of the team’s potential No. 1 receiver, Mims can be used in a more reserved role early in his career, but should quickly turn into a receiver who can win with his speed and route running, even if he wasn’t asked to run a complicated route tree at Oklahoma.
With the ball in his hands, Mims is a threat to take any reception or touch to the house and would be a great option to make this Baltimore offense even that much more dynamic. Compared to a recent Oklahoma receiver that Baltimore selected in the draft, Mims is not quite as explosive as Marquise Brown, but with a little more physicality and size, he could serve in a more diverse role than the former first round pick.
Round 4, No. 124: Roschon Johnson, RB, Texas
In the fourth round of the mock draft, the Ravens go back to the well of offensive playmakers, adding a physical running back in Texas’s Roschon Johnson. After starting his collegiate career as a quarterback, Johnson quickly transitioned to the running back room after his first season, where he would go on to complement projected first-round pick Bijan Robinson, giving Texas one of the best backfield combos across the nation.
In the NFL, and particularly with the Ravens, Johnson could carve out a similar role in an offense, serving as a team’s primary downhill runner in certain situations. Alongside J.K. Dobbins, Johnson, who measures in at 6′ 0″ and 220 pounds, could help bring another dimension to an athletic backfield that includes Lamar Jackson as a rushing threat, and could even serve well as a pass protector on third downs.
With just one career fumble at Texas, Johnson had an incredibly consistent collegiate career and proved to be a menacing presence rushing between the tackles. Lacking top-end speed, Johnson likely won’t be a home run hitter in the backfield but could be a key part of Baltimore’s offense as a high-end back up running back.