Show And Prove – Baltimore Ravens 2024 Draft Profile

The Baltimore Ravens looked like the best team in the AFC up until the championship game. They are now faced with a roster that has elite talent but deficiencies in key areas. They should approach the draft like they do defense and attack it head on.
Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina  
T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State
Maason Smith, Edge, LSU
The Ravens made great strides in surrounding Lamar Jackson with weapons this past season. With some of those weapons being on the outs, they could seek to add more young talent to help bolster their ranks.
Xavier Legette is a stud in every sense of the word. He is very similar to Deebo Samuel in how he attacks the ball and turns into a wrecking ball after the catch. He is highly reliable, posting a 122.2 QBR when targeted. Lamar Jackson will have a field day with such a dynamic receiver.
Adding Legette to Zay Flowers, Rashod Bateman, and Nelson Agholor would give the Ravens a potent contingency.
One of the calling cards of this Baltimore squad is the defense. Jon Harbaugh and company could look to continue to fortify their stout unit with an infusion of young talent.
The cornerbacks for Baltimore have been riddled with injuries over the years, and grabbing an impact player at the position on day two should be the focus.
T.J. Tampa fits that mold, and his talent is undeniable. Standing at 6’2″, he is a long athlete with good smooth hips in transition. He has great awareness in man coverage, being able to sense when the ball is coming and swat it away. He won’t be able to play in the slot, but will be a stout outside corner at the next level.
The Ravens also need to add to the pass rush in the late rounds.
Maason Smith can play either edge rusher or the 3-tech and get to the quarterback. Smith plays with good leverage and length, locking out opposing blockers keep them off his body. He shows a sense of urgency when in pursuit of the run from the backside, rarely getting washed out of the play. The Ravens already have two young edges in Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo, but Smith could provide a chess piece for them to create mismatches for opposing fronts.
The name of the game is improvement and the Ravens are in a prime position to do just that. They are one of the best drafting teams in the entire league and this year should be no different,

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