Baltimore Ravens 2021 NFL Draft Class Breakdown

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Baltimore Ravens Post-Draft Team Guide

The Ravens haven’t had a losing season since 2015, which was just their first season with more losses than wins since 2007. The Ravens have made the postseason three consecutive times, spurred on by the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson and a stout defense. The team has won 35 regular season games over that stretch of play—it’s a great time to be a Baltimore Raven. If you solicited trading places with fans of about 25-28 other teams across the league, whoever walked away supporting Baltimore would come out the winner. 

Yet, for all of the good that surrounds the Ravens, there are also some dark clouds on the horizon. The Ravens need to find a way to push themselves over the top—the team has been bounced from the postseason in the divisional round in two consecutive seasons. This despite finishing two consecutive regular seasons with the No. 1 point differential in football and scoring offenses (1st and 7th) and defenses (3rd and 2nd) that rank among the tops in all of football. Jackson had a breakthrough in 2020 with his first career playoff win (28-12 over Tennessee), but the team followed that showcase up with a three-point performance in Buffalo against the Bills. 

With losses to the pass rush group in free agency this offseason and the departures of Hayden Hurst (trade) and Marshal Yanda (retirement) from the previous offseason still looming large, the Ravens had to walk out of this year’s NFL draft with a winning class in order to offer hope that the big breakout may still come. The good news? Eric DeCosta and the Ravens’ staff are known for hitting it out of the park. 

Did they do it again? Let’s take a look and find out:

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Written By:

Kyle Crabbs

Director of Scouting

Kyle Crabbs is the Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.