Despite facing a COVID-19 outbreak last year, the Ravens managed to have a successful season, finishing 11-5 and advancing to the divisional round of the 2020 NFL playoffs.
But if you know John Harbaugh and the Baltimore organization, then you know simply reaching the postseason isn’t enough. The Ravens want to be a consistent Super Bowl contender as former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson enters his prime. That means they will need to wisely utilize their future NFL Draft picks in order to fill some glaring holes on their roster.
Here’s a look at the Ravens’ picks in the 2021 NFL Draft:
Ravens draft picks 2021: When does Baltimore pick?
- Round 1, Pick No. 27
- Round 1, Pick No. 31
- Round 3, Pick No. 94
- Round 3, Pick No. 104
- Round 4, Pick No. 131
- Round 4, Pick No. 136
- Round 5, Pick No. 171
- Round 5, Pick No. 184
- Round 6, Pick No. 210
Ravens 2021 NFL Draft order
|1||31 (from Chiefs)|
|3||31 (from Chiefs)|
|3||41 (Special Compensatory selection)|
|4||31 (from Chiefs)|
|5||40 (Compensatory selection)|
Ravens NFL Draft needs
- Defensive line/linebacker: Baltimore lost Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue and Jihad Ward in free agency. They should select a prospect who can put some pressure on opposing quarterbacks and rack up sacks.
- Wide receiver: The stats tell the story. In each of the past two seasons, Ravens wideouts have finished last in the NFL in catches and receiving yards. Not great.
- Safety: Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott are projected to be the starters, but the former sixth-round picks aren’t considered game-changers. The Ravens are unlikely to take a safety in the first round, but they may snag one on Day 2 or Day 3.
Ravens mock draft 2021
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Ravens, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft: