Methodology: In this mock draft, the best player available is chosen based on site rankings rather than a team’s needs and there is no trading down. Several selections from other outlets are also included. Ages of players are at the start of the 2024 NFL season. This mock draft will be updated, along with new rankings to come from both websites following the NFL Scouting Combine and school pro days. 

The 2023 NFL season culminated with the Chiefs taking down the 49ers for the second time in five years.

Baltimore’s season ended two weeks prior to the Super Bowl-winning Chiefs in a 17-10 loss. Since then, a number of questions swirling about the team’s makeup, changes to the coaching staff and reports about a “woman in distress” and an investigation of an alleged domestic assault near the home of rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers – all have been on the team’s doorstep.

The Ravens have 23 pending free agents in 2024 and are set to lose five cornerbacks, which includes Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby. Starting guards Kevin Zeitler and John Simpson are pending free agents, accompanied by wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Devin Duvernay, Nelson Agholor, running backs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins, linebacker Patrick Queen, edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney and defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, among others.

Baltimore lost defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, who has since become the head coach of the Seahawks and assistant head coach, defensive line coach Anthony Weaver – now the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and defensive back coach Dennard Wilson – the new Titans defensive coordinator. Inside linebackers coach Zach Orr has since been promoted to Baltimore’s defensive coordinator spot.

Here is the first 3-round mock draft from Baltimore Sports and Life analysts Kyle J. Andrews and Mike Fast, first using Pro Football Focus’ Mock Draft feature and the same tool for Pro Football Network.

PFF Mock Draft (Kyle)

30. Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Height: 6-4

Weight: 275

Age: 23

PFF Rank: 25

Every team could use a strong, physical pass rusher – especially a team that runs a 3-4 base defense. Price is a player that not only could fill in nicely for the departed Clowney, but he has the potential of excelling at the role of being a high-motor with a nose for going after the ball. While Price is raw, he has solid production at the collegiate level.

Trice had 49 tackles (30 solo), seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, to go with two pass deflections in the 2023 season. In 33 games with Washington, the junior had 101 tackles (63 solo), 28.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks.

62. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Height: 6-1

Weight: 172

Age: 21

PFF Rank: 61

Worthy isn’t the biggest wideout at 172, but his height is very good. Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is an inch shorter and two pounds lighter, but has proven to be a productive player at this juncture of his career with 240 receptions, 3,178 yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons in Philadelphia.

Even without the potential issues surrounding Flowers, plus Agholor and Beckham’s free agency, Baltimore needs more production from its wide receivers. Worthy’s deep threat capabilities and ability to break away in the open field would give two-time Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson another person to work with that create yards after the catch.

93. Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

Height: 6-0

Weight: 186

Age: 23-24?

PFF Rank: 83

Pass deflections galore. Baltimore needs a defensive back that will jar the football loose and Green is immediately capable of doing that with 12 pass breakups in 2023 alone. His ability to jam receivers up and get physical would fit right in with Baltimore’s style of play, particularly from its array of defensive backs in Kyle Hamilton, Brandon Stephens, Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Williams. While Green is on the slimmer side, he ability to stay in front of receivers came up big for Florida State.

PFF Mock Draft (Mike)

30. Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Height: 6-4

Weight: 215

Age: 21

PFF Rank: 37

A 1st-round wide receiver to the Ravens, you don’t say? Keon Coleman represents what the Ravens have always sought–a dynamic playmaker at the wide receiver position. His best game of the year came against the toughest team he faced–Week 1 versus 5th-ranked LSU. Coleman was unstoppable that night. Whether he faced off coverage or press man, he made plays everywhere, to the tune of nine receptions for 122 yards and three touchdowns. What impressed me most is his composure when making contested catches. He doesn’t panic. He makes the play, gets up, and gets ready to make another. I said to myself, “He’s a Raven.”

Coleman is a former two-sport athlete at Michigan State, where he played football and basketball, which will only help his draft stock. At Florida State, Coleman caught 18 touchdowns and averaged 13.5 yards per catch over the last two seasons. With the contractual uncertainty surrounding Baltimore’s wideouts, adding Coleman to the mix would be a good start toward rebuilding this position’s foundation.

62. Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Age: 21

PFF Rank: 69

Not many backs in college football displayed the explosiveness that Jaylen Wright did in 2023. His speed and patience make for a nasty combination. Tennessee ran a lot of the same run plays that Baltimore runs (power and read option, specifically), so one would think Wright would be a good fit in the Ravens offense. Given how Baltimore’s running backs room will look much different in Week 1 than it does now, it’s safe to say the Ravens will be in the market for a running back over the next few months.

If Wright is on the board when they’re on the clock, I think Eric DeCosta will strongly consider taking him. Averaging 10 yards per carry against Georgia’s vaunted defense is not something many people (if any) are able to do…except Wright. Since drafting Lamar Jackson and rebuilding their entire roster, the Ravens have been building a track team on offense. Why stop now? Can you imagine: Jackson, Flowers and Wright on the same offense?

93. Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky
Height: 5-10
Weight: 215
Age: 22
PFF Rank: 94
You won’t find many more consistently productive wideouts in college football than Western Kentucky’s Malachi Corley. It’s not often a team takes two players from the same position in their first three picks, but the potential to acquire both Coleman and Corley is something DeCosta can’t ignore.

It’s very early, but Corley could be another Zay Flowers. In eight of his 12 games last year, Corley’s long reception went for at least 25 yards. Given his great week at the senior bowl and what is sure to be a strong combine performance, I wouldn’t count on Corley being available this late.

PFN Mock Draft (Kyle)

30. Byron Murphy, DT, Texas

Height: 6-1

Weight: 308

Age: 21-22

PFN Rank: 19

Murphy’s production as a defensive lineman was consistent throughout his three-year career at Texas. 2023 proved to be his best year with 29 tackles (13 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. Through 34 games with the Longhorns, Murphy had 70 tackles (32 solo), 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He can play the A-C gaps at the professional level, making him a popular first-round selection.

62. Cooper Beebe, OG, Kansas State

Height: 6-4

Weight: 322

Age: 23

PFN Rank: 68

Beebe would immediately become a contender for one of Baltimore’s vacant starting guard roles. He was a first-team All-American in 2022 and a unanimous All-American in 2023 a two-time All-Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year selection in the same years, to go with three All-Big 12 selections (2021-2023).

As things currently stand, Ben Cleveland, Andrew Vorhees and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu would be his competition.

93. Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

Height: 6-4

Weight: 295

Age: 22

PFN Rank: 53

“Why would the Ravens select two defensive tackles with their first three selections?”

Versatility. That’s exact what Orhorhoro provides. Orr could get creative by using Orhohoro as the pass rushing nose tackle in third-and-long situations. He’s strong enough to play the interior, but quick enough to play the defensive end position in Baltimore’s base defense. Paired with Murphy, a possibly returning Madubuike and Travis Jones, the Ravens a nice problem with nearly two many versatile pass rushers and athletic run stoppers.

PFN Mock Draft (Mike)

30. Trey Benson, RB, Florida State
Height: 6-1
Weight: 223
Age: 22
PFN Rank: 43
The Ravens need to draft a running back. J.K. Dobbins’ health and Gus Edward’s contract status create too much uncertainty at the position to not suggest the Ravens will allocate at least one pick to that spot.
Benson brings excellent value. Since 2022, he’s carried the ball 310 times and averaged over six yards per carry. He’s a solid receiving threat, too, as he averaged over 11 yards per reception during that time as well. He’s a big back that moves very well. Strangely enough, my comp for him is Gus Edwards, but with a bit more explosion. It might not be a need, based on how the board shakes out, but Baltimore can do a lot worse than drafting Benson in Round 1.
62. Jeremiah Trotter, Jr., ILB, Clemson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230
Age: 21
PFN Rank: 23
Assuming Patrick Queen leaves in free agency, I’m predicting the Ravens go back to the Clemson well once again. A year after drafting Trenton Simpson, I think they take a long look at drafting Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. Simpson came on strong toward the end of last season, but personally, I see him as Tyus Bowser’s replacement. Trotter can be Queen’s, not just because they play the same position, but because they’ve shown the same diverse skill set.
I say it every year: you want to draft to win your division. Playing against Nick Chubb, Najee Harris, and Joe Mixon each season means you need a fortified linebacker core. Also, I’m sure the fact that Harbaugh coached Trotter’s father for seven years in Philadelphia doesn’t hurt his case, either.
93. Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan
Height: 5-10
Weight: 182
Age: 23
PFN Rank: 130
Mike Sainristil is the slot corner version of Zay Flowers.
One of the best all-around players on the best college football team in 2023, Sainristil has the chance to be a Day 1 starter. I personally don’t think he will last this long and wouldn’t mind if the Ravens took him with their first round pick. He was a 1st team All-American and a 2-time team captain at Michigan. He’s sudden, smart, and sound. Perhaps most impressively, Sainristil is an excellent tackler. He’s not guessing when he approaches the ball carrier. He knows his strike point and drives through the target. He understands leverage and pursuit angles very well, too. I can’t say enough good things about this player.
Mike Fast also contributed to this mock draft.
Kyle Andrews
Kyle Andrews

Kyle J. Andrews is a 2018 University of Baltimore and Mount Saint Joseph High School graduate, along with former sports reporter for the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa., the Baltimore Sun Media Group, 105.7 The Fan, Baltimore Beatdown, and Fox Sports 1340 AM. He has covered the Orioles, Ravens, high school sports in the Baltimore area and Central Pennsylvania, minor league baseball, Penn State and Maryland athletics and more.