The Ravens are ending our mock draft at No. 95 by selecting Audric Estime, a running back from Notre Dame. The estimate is a durable brushing back that will complement Jackson.
Estime has established himself as one of the top prospects in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. His physical play and willingness to take contact have been a great asset to the Fighting Irish. NFL teams may use Estime as a scheme-specific player, as the league has shifted to a more conservative style of offense and defense. Estime has impressive agility, quickness, and speed and can easily make sharp turns and switch directions.
He has a good vision and is decisive with his movements, always striving to go north-south quickly. His bursts of speed allow him to turn in big plays, and he has the lateral quickness to avoid defenders and the straight-line speed to stay ahead of angles. Additionally, Estime has the power to keep going after the initial contact and a low pad level for balance.
Estime could have stayed at Notre Dame and made more in his NIL deals than he would as a third-round pick, but the workhorse back belongs in the NFL. He will be drafted higher in fantasy leagues than he will be in the actual draft, especially in Baltimore, where he is day one RB1.