The Ravens entered the primary evening of the NFL draft with only one first-round choose. They left Thursday having made two trades and two extremely touted picks.
With two Day 2 picks and 7 Day 3 picks, what is going to normal supervisor Eric DeCosta do subsequent?
“I don’t want to tip my hand, but I do think there are excellent players available in the next three rounds, really,” DeCosta stated Thursday evening. “One of our goals with this draft was to have as many picks as possible. … I do think, though, our goal is to be pretty damn good with these upcoming picks. I think we’ve stacked an excellent board; our scouts and coaches have done a great job. And I think we’re primed to do very well in the next couple days.”
Here’s a have a look at what to anticipate Friday.
What time is the draft, and the way can I watch it?
Coverage of the second and third spherical begins Friday at 7 p.m. and might be broadcast on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network. After having a 10-minute window for first-round picks, groups get simply seven minutes between picks within the second spherical and 5 minutes within the third.
When do the Ravens choose within the Day 2 draft order?
The Ravens have the No. 45 total choose within the second spherical and the No. 76 total choose within the third spherical.
What may the Ravens do?
The Ravens’ best-player-available strategy Thursday led them to Notre Dame security Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 total and Iowa middle Tyler Linderbaum at No. 25 total.
But after buying and selling away vast receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and passing on a number of premium positions, their wants are many and their vary of attainable strikes Friday is huge. Will they give the impression of being to carry the place they’re in each rounds? Could they package deal a handful of their fourth-round picks so as to add a Day 2 choice?
Here’s how their most urgent positional wants stack up, together with a second- and third-round chance at every spot.
1. Edge rusher: Kentucky’s Josh Paschal (second spherical), South Carolina’s Kingsley Enagbare (third spherical)
2. Cornerback: Auburn’s Roger McCreary, Nebraska’s Cam Taylor-Britt
3. Offensive sort out: Central Michigan’s Bernhard Raimann, Minnesota’s Daniel Faalele
4. Defensive line: Houston’s Logan Hall, Alabama’s Phidarian Mathis
5. Wide receiver: Georgia’s George Pickens, Cincinnati’s Alec Pierce
6. Inside linebacker: Wyoming’s Chad Muma, Georgia’s Channing Tindall
7. Running again: Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III, Georgia’s James Cook