The Ravens have no shortage of picks on the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Baltimore has a total of seven selections, including six in the fourth round and one in the sixth. General Manager Eric DeCosta sees those mid-round picks as a great opportunity for the team to improve.
“We know we are going to hit some players and we may miss some players. But our scouts will be jacked up,” he said on Friday night.
After taking on Michigan linebacker David Ozabo in the second round and Connecticut defensive tackle Travis Jones in the third, DeCosta said the Ravens have 85 draftable players on his board, but it’s a matter of finding the right people.
“We have to nail it,” he said. “That’s what we’re thinking [as] Coaches and scouts in the last nine months.”
From Cincinnati cornerback Kobe Bryant to Clemson wide receiver Justin Ross, here are 10 players the Ravens could target when the final four rounds begin at noon on Saturday.
JoJo Doman, lb/s, Nebraska
Doman missed the final two games of the season due to finger surgery, but he was still productive for the Cornhuskers, with 72 tackles (nine for losses) and two sacks. The 6-foot-1, 228-pound Doman was named a Second Team All-Big Ten in 2021 after earning an honorable mention in 2020.
Kobe Bryant, CB, Cincinnatic
Bryant was a productive four-year starter for the Bearcats, with a total of 172 tackles, 45 pass deflections and 10 interceptions. Bryant, 6-1, 193 pounds, earned second-team Associated Press All-America honors in 2021 after recording 46 tackles, 14 pass deflections and three interceptions.
Daniel Falley, OT, Minnesota
Faalele is a huge potential at 6-8 and 384 pounds. He was named a first-team All-Big Ten in 2021 after making 12 starts in the right tackle for Minnesota.
Justin Ross, WR, Clemson
The 6-3, 205-pound wide is a massive goal that burst onto the scene as a freshman, with 46 passes for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. There are serious medical concerns, however, as Ross missed the 2020 season due to a spinal injury and was ruled out of the final three games in 2021 due to a leg injury.
Jalin Armor-Davis, CB, Alabama
Despite missing four games due to injury, Armor-Davis was named a second-team All-SEC in 2021 after recording 32 tackles, seven pass deflections and one team-leading three interceptions. The 6-0, 197-pounder Armor-Davis has the pace and length of developing as a starter if the injury doesn’t affect his development.
Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
Austin, who posted one of the fastest 40-yard dash times in the NFL Scouting Combine at 4.32 seconds, had back-to-back seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards. In 2020, the 5-7, 170-pounder Austin was sixth in the FBS, having received 11 touchdowns and averaging 1,053 yards per catch in eighth place, while averaging 16.7 yards per catch.
Rashid Walker, OT, Penn State
Walker, who plays for North Point at Waldorf, started with a left tackle for the Nittany Lions in 22 games, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2020. ESPN ranked the 6-5, 313-pound Walker as the sixth best offensive. deal in the draft.
Zamir White, RB, Georgia
The 5-11, 214-pound White was the national champion Bulldog’s leading rusher in 2021, recording 856 yards and 11 touchdowns. However, his injury history is a bit worrying, as he tore the ACL in his right knee when he was in high school and suffered the same injury in his left knee during a summer practice in 2018.
Chigozyme Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
After missing in 2020 due to myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, Okonkwo scored 447 receiving yards and a team-best five touchdowns last season. The 6-2,238-pounder Okonkwo’s ability to block and line up as a halfback fits the Ravens’ run-heavy scheme.
Neil Farrell Jr., DT, LSU
Farrell, a three-starter for the Tigers, tallied 45 tackles (9 1/2 for a loss) and a pair of sacks in 2021. The Athletic’s Dane Bruegler ranked the 6-4, 330-pound Farrell as the eighth-best defensive tackle. contract.