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NFL.com names Ravens’ group of rookies top 2022 draft class


Once 2022 NFL draft weekend concluded, the Baltimore Ravens had secured a formidable 11-player draft class that has the potential to contribute in an enormous way each now and in the long run. The team valued each offense, defense and special teams over the course of the three days, and added loads of talent on all three sides of the ball.

When rating each team’s 2022 draft class, Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr put each group of rookies so as from No. 1 to No. 32. Baltimore got here in at the highest of the list at No. 1, with Parr explaining that the Ravens got an incredible amount of talent and value.

“…Using NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s prospect rankings as a guide, no team added more top-150 talent than Baltimore. The squad’s first pick of the draft set the tone for what was to return. Hamilton’s stock wasn’t helped by his timed speed on the NFL Scouting Mix and his pro day, but he was NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein’s highest-graded prospect this yr. Jeremiah ranked him fifth overall. Landing him at No. 14 could prove to be a steal. The Ravens then chosen the highest center within the draft (Linderbaum), a player who was considered a probable top-15 pick prior to ripping his Achilles during his pro day (Ojabo) and probably the most dominant performers from the Reese’s Senior Bowl (Jones). Their record six fourth-round picks yielded the huge Faalele, who could change into a starting right tackle, and more good value in Armour-Davis, Kolar and Likely. Some people won’t love going with a punter in Round 4, but I’m not going to argue about specialists with a team that has demonstrated it knows what it’s doing in that department. Baltimore might need just walked away with six or seven future starters…”

Adding Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Linderbaum in the primary round kicked off an eventful draft weekend for the team, but each players represented one of the best at their respective positions in 2022. Adding David Ojabo and Travis Jones on Day 2 was great value, and Baltimore’s seven Day 3 selections have the potential to carve out meaningful roles for themselves. Looking back on this class in just a few years must be fun, especially with how much potential it must be the most effective in franchise history.

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