In the 2018 draft, the Baltimore Ravens chosen their quarterback of the long run. The 12 months after, the staff swung and missed on most of their eight picks.
Baltimore chosen broad receiver Marquise Brown with its first choose in 2019, which could possibly be thought-about a nice pickup…if Brown was nonetheless on the staff.
The Ravens traded away their best wideout earlier this summer time, and whereas Brown did put collectively three strong seasons in Baltimore and his worth was recouped with the Tyler Linderbaum choose, the staff remains to be badly lacking a reliable WR1.
Other than Brown, the remainder of the Ravens’ 2019 picks have struggled to interrupt into the beginning lineup as every participant has assumed a backup function at greatest.
Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton just lately graded each NFL staff’s 2019 draft haul and gave the Ravens a D for their alternatives:
“Ben Powers is the only player in the group who remains on the roster with a chance to start in the upcoming campaign. For the 2021 term, he opened 12 out of 13 contests with the first unit, allowing three sacks and committing three penalties in 844 snaps, per Pro Football Focus.”
Moton notes that the grade doesn’t account for third-round choose Jaylon Ferguson, who tragically handed away in June of this 12 months.
The Ravens needs to be disenchanted with a pitiful 2019 draft haul
2019 third-rounder Miles Boykin left for the Pittsburgh Steelers and sixth-rounder Trace McSorley left for the Arizona Cardinals, and the Ravens shed no tears over these two departures.
Baltimore launched 2019 fourth-round cornerback Iman Marshall on Saturday, so the one two gamers left from that 12 months’s draft class are Justice Hill and Ben Powers.
Hill will proceed making an influence on particular groups however most likely gained’t get beginning offensive snaps, not when there are higher operating backs like J.Ok. Dobbins and Gus Edwards obtainable.
Powers has probably the most potential to earn a beginning spot with the Ravens’ shaky left guard state of affairs, but even when Powers does win the beginning spot, he might hardly be thought-about a franchise mainstay within the trenches like Ronnie Stanley.
Baltimore’s 2019 class failed to supply any long-term dependable property in addition to didn’t equip Jackson with the offensive weapons he wanted to reach the long run.
Jackson’s time with Brown was lower too brief, and heading into 2022, Jackson has neither the broad receiver depth nor offensive line stability at left guard.
It’s honest to name 2019 an unlucky draft 12 months for the Ravens given that almost all of their picks have since parted methods with the staff.
The Ravens have lengthy been recognized for their sustainable mannequin of drafting and creating gamers, however protecting these gamers round is a totally different story.