The Baltimore Ravens came into the 2020 NFL Draft with a goal of adding more weapons for Lamar Jackson, and that goal has paid off in a big way.
With pick 201 in the 6th round, the team grabbed James Proche out of SMU. Proche has been a phenomenal college prospect, and nothing emphasizes that more than his mere 9 drops in college despite an overwhelming amount of targets.
Proche is a solid player who has piled up 3,949 yards and 39 touchdowns in his college career, and if it’s sure-handed ability the Ravens are looking for, they found the right guy in order to give Jackson a top option who can make plays.
Ravens Day 3 Draft Primer
In the past, the Ravens have done some damage in the late stages of the draft. They’ve been able to mine gold with names such as Matt Judon, Pernell McPhee and Za’Darius Smith just to name a few day 3 selections from the past. Obviously, Baltimore’s scouting department is comfortable with their late day work.
So far, Baltimore’s draft has been highlighted by big name steals that have fallen to the team such as Patrick Queen, J.K. Dobbins, Devin Duvernay and Justin Madubuike. All of those players had higher grades and fell into the lap of the team on days 1 and 2, proving the Ravens have a great scouting staff and great timing on their side most of all.
With these spots, the Ravens will be looking to fill out more key needs on offense and defense ahead of the 2020 season even though they have done solid work already. The team will have a chance to move around as well during these rounds if they want, but they will start off with these selections.
Ravens Offseason Needs
The Ravens are seemingly in a decent spot in terms of both sides of the ball thanks to the fact that they have a young roster, but there’s little question that the team needs to make a few well placed additions, especially on offense, as general manager Eric DeCosta has hinted. Baltimore could still use another receiving threat to help Lamar Jackson, and depending on what happens with some of the team’s own free agents, another linebacker could be on the docket as well, though that position could get filled in the NFL Draft.
Baltimore shouldn’t need many more dramatic moves after what they have already done in free agency, but should continue to lock up their own talent while looking to make a few well-placed additions to the mix. While in the draft, the team could be expected to load up on depth on both sides of the ball.
Continuing to add depth, develop those drafted players and keep the right players in house could be a huge benefit to the team moving forward that helps them continue to cultivate a championship roster. So far, that’s been the move for the Ravens this offseason and in past years as well.
The work this offseason and in the draft is set to get rave reviews given the number of impact players the team has scored.