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APC Community Mock Draft - The Ravens are on the clock at 31

The Bills picked Azeez Ojulari from Georgia with the 30th pick as they look to bolster their pass rush. The Ravens are now on the clock after a trade with the Chiefs. 

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As the APC Community Mock Draft rounds the final turn, the Buffalo Bills hope to shore up their pass rush in the draft by snagging one of the top ranked edge rushers at the back of round 1. This is as much a move for this season as it is the future, with the Bills’ starting ends, Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes, entering the last year of their deals. Azeez Ojulari will provide value this season as an extra body at a position group lacking depth, but he’ll have his best chance to shine in year 2 with the void left at end.

After picking at 27, the Ravens are on the clock again after trading Orlando Brown Jr. to the Chiefs in exchange for a package of picks including the 31st pick. After addressing receiver with their 27th pick, the Ravens may want to draft their tackle of the future. Samuel Cosmi is still available as the last tackle who could go in the first round. He is a mountain of a man who moves very well in space, something the Ravens potent rushing attack would appreciate. Baltimore could instead opt to focus on the interior offensive line with this pick, going with Landon Dickerson. Dickerson is a mauler known for his toughness and leadership who can play both guard and center. While his lengthy injury history and lack of elite athleticism is a concern, his awareness and large frame could allow him to overcome any potential issues.

As we stated with the 27th pick, the Ravens are still in need of an edge rusher. Jayson Oweh is the top edge on the board currently and while he doesn’t bring much college production with him into the draft, the Ravens may be willing to color outside their established lines and pick the special talent. He is extremely raw and may only play a situational role in year 1, but the reward for such a big risk could pay off down the line for Baltimore. It’s just a matter of being patient. Let’s recap the first 30 picks of the draft before checking out the prospects.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
  2. New York Jets - Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
  3. San Francisco 49ers - Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
  4. Atlanta Falcons - Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
  5. Cincinnati Bengals - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
  6. Miami Dolphins - Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
  7. Detroit Lions - DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  8. Carolina Panthers - Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
  9. Denver Broncos - Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
  10. Dallas Cowboys - Patrick Surtain, CB, Alabama
  11. New York Giants - Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
  12. Philadelphia Eagles - Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  13. Los Angeles Chargers - Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
  14. Minnesota Vikings - Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
  15. New England Patriots - Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
  16. Arizona Cardinals - Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
  17. Las Vegas Raiders - Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
  18. Miami Dolphins - Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
  19. Washington Football Team - Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
  20. Chicago Bears - Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
  21. Indianapolis Colts - Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
  22. Tennessee Titans - Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
  23. New York Jets - Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
  26. Cleveland Browns - Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
  27. Baltimore Ravens - Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
  28. New Orleans Saints - Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
  29. Green Bay Packers - Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
  30. Buffalo Bills - Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

The Ravens may look to shore up their offensive line with their second pick of the first round.

Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

In the RAS database, only one offensive lineman since 1987 has ever had a better overall testing regimen than Cosmi (that being Northern Iowa’s Spencer Brown, also in the 2021 class). Cosmi started at right tackle as a freshman then at left tackle for the last two seasons, and his athleticism and quick feet give him serious first-round potential. He has some inconsistency on film, but his physical tools will certainly give teams the confidence that he can develop into a high-level starter at either tackle spot.

Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

Of all the edge rushers in this draft, Oweh may be the most athletic. While he didn’t record a sack in 2020, Oweh finished with 6.5 tackles for loss and was voted first-team All-Big Ten. The tools are not all there yet, but Oweh only played 20 games in college and didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school. At 6-foot-5, 257 pounds, he has the strength and speed to be a situational rusher from day 1. Oweh does not have many pass rush moves in his arsenal and will need to develop counters to what he’ll see in the league. He may be too raw to make a real, every-down impact in his first season, but teams will be salivating over the possibilities down the line.

Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama

As the heart and soul of the top offensive line in the country, Dickerson was awarded the Rimington Trophy and named first-team All-American as the nation’s top center. At 6-foot-6, 333 pounds, he’s a mountain of a man with the capability to open up holes in the second level. He does have an injury history, including a season-ending ACL tear this past season, which kept him out of the College Football Playoff. He could struggle with more athletic rushers but his base is strong enough to ward off most bull rushers. His leadership versatility at both guard and center will be attractive to many teams.


With the 31st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select…

Poll

Who will the Ravens select with the 31st pick?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Samuel Cosmi
    (90 votes)
  • 30%
    Jayson Oweh
    (47 votes)
  • 10%
    Landon Dickerson
    (16 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now

We’re almost to the end! Make sure to vote here and on Twitter @acmepackingco for the prospect you think the Ravens should draft. Will they go offense again to protect Lamar Jackson? Or will they focus on getting after the quarterback? Tomorrow morning at 11 AM EST, the Buccaneers will round out the 1st round as they try to repeat as Super Bowl champions.