Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2024 guide: Picks, predictions and key needs

The Beast, Dane Brugler’s expansive guide to the NFL Draft, is here. 

The Baltimore Ravens have the 30th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft when Round 1 begins April 25 in Detroit. The Ravens own nine total picks in the seven-round draft.

Ravens’ draft picks

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Full draft order

Every pick in the seven-round NFL Draft.

NFL Draft details

• Round 1: April 25, 8 p.m. ET
• Rounds 2-3: April 26, 7 p.m. ET
• Rounds 4-7: April 27, noon ET

All rounds will be televised on ESPN/ABC and NFL Network and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

About the Ravens

• Head coach: John Harbaugh (17th season with team)
• Last year’s record: 13-4

The Ravens had more than 20 free agents and limited salary-cap space, so last season’s AFC finalist has predictably endured significant departures that have created numerous holes on the roster heading into the draft. Gone is 2023 touchdowns leader Gus Edwards, three starting offensive linemen (Morgan Moses, Kevin Zeitler and John Simpson) and defensive standouts Patrick Queen, Jadeveon Clowney and Geno Stone, among others. The Ravens made a free-agent splash by adding running back Derrick Henry and did well to keep the team’s sacks leader Justin Madubuike. Otherwise, most of their offseason moves have been depth adds, leaving general manager Eric DeCosta with plenty of work to do over the next couple of months.



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Ravens’ key position needs

Offensive lineman: The cupboard is not bare as the Ravens could potentially have either Daniel Faalele or Patrick Mekari step in at right tackle, and they have several starting guard candidates, including Josh Jones, Andrew Vorhees, Ben Cleveland and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu. However, it feels significant, particularly for an organization that constantly talks about the importance of building a big and physical offensive line, that Baltimore currently has three vacancies up front.

Edge rusher: Baltimore’s most established edge rusher is Odafe Oweh, a 2021 first-round pick who is a work-in-progress and has 13 sacks in three seasons. With the departure of Clowney, the release of Tyus Bowser and uncertainty about the return of veteran Kyle Van Noy, what the Ravens need is an established double-digit sack guy. But they’ll have their eyes on adding more young talent at outside linebacker, too.

Cornerback: Marlon Humphrey is coming off a disappointing injury-marred season, Brandon Stephens is entering a contract year and a few of Baltimore’s younger corners have yet to establish themselves. The Ravens believe in adding cornerbacks every year, but it’s a necessity rather than a luxury this offseason.

Wide receiver: Ravens decision-makers have talked about the continued development of Zay Flowers and Rashod Bateman and the return of veteran Nelson Agholor. Yet, the depth chart is quite thin after them. Given the strength of this year’s receiver class, it’s hard to believe the Ravens would miss an opportunity to add to this group.

Safety: The Ravens love their starting duo of Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton, but they don’t have an obvious No. 3 safety on the roster. That must be addressed, as Williams has struggled to remain healthy over the past two years.

Ravens draft analysis

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The Athletic’s latest mock drafts

April 17: Dane Brugler’s seven-round mock draft
Brugler has Baltimore addressing many of its team needs, going O-line early and getting secondary help later.

April 8: Nick Baumgardner’s three-round NFL mock draft
Baumgardner has the Ravens selecting Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry with their first pick.

April 4: Bruce Feldman’s NFL mock draft
Feldman has Baltimore taking Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton with its first selection.

March 25: Ben Standig’s NFL mock draft
Standig has the Ravens trading out of the first round and selecting BYU offensive tackle Kingsley Suamataia in the second round.

March 21: Beat writer mock draft 2.0
Zrebiec has Baltimore selecting Arizona’s Jordan Morgan to make up for some of the team’s departures along the O-line.

March 5: Dane Brugler’s post-combine mock draft
Brugler has the Ravens trading out of the first round for an early second-rounder.

Feb. 22: Beat writer mock draft 1.0
Zrebiec has the Ravens beefing up their offensive line by selecting Morgan out of Arizona.

Ravens’ last five top picks

2023: Zay Flowers, WR, No. 22 — Flowers appears well on his way to breaking the Ravens’ first-round wide receiver curse. He led the team as a rookie with 77 receptions for 858 yards and finished with six total touchdowns. His costly fumble in the AFC championship should motivate him heading into his second season.

2022: Kyle Hamilton, S, No. 14 — It took the former Notre Dame star just two seasons to make his first Pro Bowl team, earn first-team All-Pro honors and become one of the top safeties in the NFL. Hamilton can cover, hit, blitz and match up with wide receivers and tight ends.

2022: Tyler Linderbaum, C, No. 25 — Like Hamilton, Linderbaum is already one of the best players in the league at his position. It would surprise no one if he’s the Ravens’ starting center for the next eight to 10 years.



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2021: Rashod Bateman, WR, No. 27 — Bateman finally stayed healthy last year, but he and Lamar Jackson struggled to connect consistently and the ex-University of Minnesota standout had just 32 catches for 367 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens have talked up Bateman having a breakout season in 2024. Baltimore needs it.

2021: Odafe Oweh, DE, No. 31 — Ravens coaches believe Oweh’s 2023 numbers (five sacks, 12 quarterback hits) don’t speak to the impact he had and the improvements he made. Oweh, though, needs to finish better to reach his potential.

(Photo of Xavier Legette: Jeff Blake / USA Today)

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