With Young, the rebuilding Redskins could have one of the most dominant defensive lines in the league. It doesn’t hurt that the former DeMatha star is from the D.C. area, too.
3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1): Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Pairing Okudah with Darius Slay gives the Lions an elite cornerback tandem. Detroit’s defense ranked as one of the worst in the league in 2019.
4. New York Giants (4-12): Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
The Giants are in desperate need of a playmaker on defense. Simmons can provide a versatile presence in the middle of the field and even rush the passer.
5. Miami Dolphins (5-11): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
The Dolphins control this draft with three first-round picks. The first one should be easy. Though it didn’t land at No. 1, Miami can still take the quarterback many predicted would be available at the top of the draft before the season. Questions linger about Tagovailoa’s health, but he’s shown plenty to be worthy of this pick.
6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11): Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The end of the Phillip Rivers era is here. Herbert has analysts split on his potential as a franchise quarterback, but his raw arm strength and athleticism could be too tempting to pass up.
It’s not the sexy pick many Browns fans are probably hoping for, but Cleveland must protect Baker Mayfield better if it wants to catch up to the Ravens in the AFC North.
11. New York Jets (7-9): Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
If quarterback Sam Darnold is going to flourish, he needs weapons. Jeudy, the draft’s best route runner, would give the Jets a solid receiving corps when Quincy Enunwa and Chris Herndon are healthy next season.
12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
After the Antonio Brown trade didn’t work out as planned, the Raiders have a glaring hole at wide receiver. Higgins brings size (6 feet 4), speed and a wide catch radius to Las Vegas.
13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9): Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
T.Y. Hilton’s injury showed just how much the Colts need another playmaker at receiver. Shenault has a big body (6-2, 220 pounds) that can complement Hilton’s game-breaking speed.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9): Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
A defensive playmaker might be a better pick at this spot, but the need at offensive line is too strong to ignore.
15. Denver Broncos (7-9): Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Considering the run on offensive talent that will probably happen above them, the Broncos could end up with their pick of top defensive players. Delpit could shore up a secondary that could lose star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to free agency.
16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9): A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
One of the worst defenses in the league needs some fresh blood. Epenesa might not have the high-end athleticism teams covet, but his relentless pursuit makes him a force.
17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8): Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
Jadeveon Clowney will probably be re-signed, but the Seahawks could lose a lot of line talent to free agency.
26. Miami Dolphins (via Houston): Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
A quarterback, an offensive lineman and a pass rusher: the building blocks for a rebuilding team.
27. New England Patriots (12-4): Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
The Patriots could easily jump at the chance to pick a receiver in a loaded class, but depth at offensive line might be a higher priority.
28. New Orleans Saints (13-3): Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Michael Thomas can only do so much. Backup quarterback Taysom Hill finished with almost as many catches (19) as the next leading wide receiver, Ted Ginn (30).
29. Green Bay Packers (13-3): Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Behind Davante Adams, the Packers’ receivers have left a lot to be desired. Expect Green Bay to take advantage of the bounty of receiving talent available.
30. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Chiefs could lose as many as three cornerbacks to free agency. Diggs is the type of athlete who can go toe-to-toe with top wideouts.
31. San Francisco 49ers (13-3): CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
Given the amount of defensive talent that might still be available, the 49ers could choose to bolster their secondary. Trading down might make more sense, considering their next pick doesn’t come until Round 5.
A pass rusher is the Ravens’ most obvious need. Unfortunately, this class doesn’t offer a ton of talent in that area, which means the Ravens could select the best player available, regardless of position, or even trade down.