We are just a few days away from the 2022 NFL Draft and the anticipation is at an all time high. This year, the Ravens have numerous holes on the roster but own a whopping ten picks to help fill them. Below is my final mock draft of the season for the Baltimore Ravens. Enjoy!
Full Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft
Round 1 (14): Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia
The Ravens must get younger on the defensive line, and they do it in a big way with the selection of Jordan Davis. At 6’6, 340 lbs and running a 4.78, Davis is physical freak of nature the likes the NFL has never seen before. An incredible run stopper, he is nearly impossible to move.
His pass rush needs work and there are questions about his ability to be a three down player, but there is no denying that Davis is a unicorn. He immediately improves the depth of the Ravens defensive line.
Round 2 (45): Roger McCreary, DB, Auburn
Lost amid all of the hype of the top-tier corners is Roger McCreary. Once seen as one of the top corner prospects in the draft, McCreary has been lapped by others late in the draft process, but that is hardly due to a lack of talent.
While he doesn’t possess elite length, the Auburn defensive back has tremendous athleticism and the versatility to play both outside and in the slot. That kind of multi-faceted player is exactly what is needed in a Baltimore secondary that was ravaged by injuires a year ago.
Round 3 (76): Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky
If Josh Paschal falls to them in the third round, expect the Ravens to sprint to turn their card in. At 6’3, 268 lbs, Paschal has the immense size the Ravens like in their pass rushers. Able to play in a variety of spots and use a terrifying blend of speed and power, Paschal would be a massive boost to Baltimore’s pass rush.
Round 3 (100): Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
It is clear the Ravens are looking to upgrade the middle of their defense at linebacker. Veteran Josh Bynes was brought back on a one-year deal, but Baltimore may look to add some younger competition next to him and 2020 third round pick Malik Harris.
Troy Andersen still needs some fine tuning to his game, but he is a phenomenal athlete who has played multiple positions — both on offense and defense — throughout his collegiate career. He is a versatile weapon the Ravens would love to deploy.
Round 4 (110): Cam Jurgens, IOL, Nebraska
The Ravens have never highly prioritized the center position in the past, but they may have no choice this year. With Bradley Bozeman now in Carolina, the team will be looking for someone to compete with Patrick Mekari. Cam Jurgens may be on the smaller side, but he is a tremendous athlete who punches above his weight. Jurgens could come in and start from Day 1.
Round 4 (119): Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
While the offensive line was atrocious last year, there is reason for hope entering 2022. Ronnie Stanley is slated to come back at full health, and veteran Morgan Moses was signed to start at right tackle. Still, the Ravens should not shy away from adding depth at tackle.
A three-year starter for Penn State, Rasheed Walker has the experience and knowledge to play at either tackle spot if need be. He has solid technique and could start in a pinch if injuries were to creep back into the lineup.
Round 4 (128): Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida
Dameon Pierce is a big back who doesn’t excel at any one thing, but is solid in every facet. Possessing the strength to run between the tackles and the speed and elusiveness to bounce outside, Pierce can do everything that is asked of him. He can even be a factor in the passing game if need be.
With JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards still nursing injuries, having a young back who can do it all to give the team more insurance could go a long way for Baltimore.
Round 4 (139): Zyon McCollum, DB, Sam Houston State
Zyon McCollum has everything a team looks for physically in a corner. At 6’4, 195 lbs, he has the length the Ravens love in their corners and has blistering speed to boot. His biggest knock is that he needs time to develop, but he can have plenty of that in Baltimore.
The Ravens can bring the young McCollum along slowly, and he can eventually take over a starting spot on the outside if all goes right. He requires patience, but that patience can be rewarded handsomely down the line.
Round 4 (141): Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
What can’t Chigoziem Okonkwo do? Taking reps at tight end, wide receiver, and running back during his career at Maryland, the former Terp can be an ultra-versatile weapon that can be used in a variety of ways.
While his blocking needs refinement, Okonkwo could still be the perfect third tight end in this offense. On top of that, Okonkwo has expressed a strong desire to play with Lamar Jackson.
Round 6 (196): Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE, Coastal Carolina
With Odafe Oweh and Tyus Bowser nursing injuries, the Ravens may be wise to double dip at EDGE. Jeffery Gunter needs refinement as a pass rusher, but sets the edge nicely and is strong against the run. He is a work in progress but has plenty of athletic potential to help in a oration.