With the 2019 NFL Draft coming up, every fan is wondering which players their favorite team will pick. Here, let’s take a look at who the Ravens can select with their eight picks in this years’ draft.
Round 1, Pick 22: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
With C.J. Mosley gone, the Ravens need to find middle linebacker that can lead the defense. Devin Bush will be that player. Bush has speed and strength to excel at the middle linebacker position in the NFL. He can defend both the pass and run effectively and can play sideline-to-sideline.
Don't care if it was Air Force. Devin Bush is Devin Bush. He EXPLODES here. pic.twitter.com/OrEKe0WBNl
— Cameron Parker (@CameronParkerPO) March 19, 2019
Round 3, Pick 85: Erik McCoy, OG/C, Texas A&M
McCoy is an excellent run blocker, so it would make sense for the Ravens to draft him. He can spot a gap that defenders can go through and cover it with ease. He does have some issues in pass protection, but that should not be that big of a concern since the Ravens are mostly a running team. He has experience as a three-year starter at Texas A&M, so him adjusting to NFL speed should take little to no time.
Round 3, Pick 102: Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
Renfrow is your typical slot receiver. He is short and has great hands. The Ravens are in need of a receiver since they cut Michael Crabtree and John Brown left in free agency. Renfrow will give Lamar Jackson a dependable receiver who he can throw to whenever he is in trouble. People have compared Renfrow to Julian Edelman and if Renfrow can be anything like Edelman, the Ravens will be good at receiver for a while.
Some incredible streaks in this draft class:
• Deandre Baker – Didn’t surrender a TD in his coverage since 2016
• Dalton Risner – Didn’t allow a sack since Week 5 of 2016 (West Virginia)
• Hunter Renfrow – Recorded a catch in 43 straight games
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) March 21, 2019
Round 4, Pick 113: Christian Miller, Edge, Alabama
Miller is not as highly touted as the other edge rushers in this draft due to his numbers and who he played with. Miller has great length and athleticism, which are ideal qualities for pass rushers. Miller knows exactly how to use his length and speed to get to the passer quickly and effectively. If the Ravens do draft Miller, he will be a much-needed boost to the pass rush, as Za’darius Smith and Terrell Suggs left in free agency.
Round 4, Pick 123: Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
Love would be a perfect fit in the Ravens offense. Love would compliment Lamar Jackson’s running ability as teams would have to account for both Love’s and Jackson’s breakaway speed. Love was projected to go in the first two rounds of last year’s draft but he decided to stay, costing him in the long run. However, the Ravens could potentially find their future one-two punch with this pick.
I'm not sure if Bryce Love is a feature back in the NFL (verdict not in yet, more film to watch) but I'm still curious about him.
Cutback on inside zone and just obliterates these angles. pic.twitter.com/XfLBuH7WKc
— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) March 3, 2019
Round 5, Pick 160: Ben Banogu, Edge, TCU
The Ravens draft another edge rusher here in Banogu. Banogu can play anywhere on the defensive line but it most effective as an edge rusher. He is able to track down the ball carrier no matter where he is. Banogu is a raw prospect but with a little coaching and focus on his technique, he has potential to be a quality starter.
Round 6, Pick 191: Martez Ivey, OT/OG, Florida
Ivey was a very highly rated prospect coming out of high school but could never quite put it together in college. Ivey has experience playing tackle but mostly played guard. Scouts also say that he is a better guard but his measurables suggest he can be a successful tackle if he gets leaner. Ivey is an inconsistent player and has suspect technique, but due to his potential and size, the Ravens might want to take a chance on him.
Round 6, Pick 193: Trey Brock, WR, Hillside
Brock is a Division 2 kid who is loved by his teammate and coaches. His teammates voted him as the team’s MVP three seasons in a row. He has great size at 6’3” and it will be interesting to see how he can use it to his advantage in the NFL. In college, he showcased the speed to burn defenders deep and was very good at getting yards after the catch. If Brock can develop his game, he could be a diamond in the rough at the pro level.