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Coverage of the 2018 NFL draft

Check out Baltimore Sun stories, videos and photos about the 2018 NFL draft.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on Breshad Perriman, draft talk and the ones who got away

The future of one of the Ravens' former first-round picks is murkier than ever.

NFL draft roundup: Where did all the local players go?

If you’re a Ravens fan looking for an NFC team to adopt, look no further than the Panthers.

Meet the 2018 draft class of the Baltimore Ravens

Meet the Ravens’ 2018 draft class, which has yet to step on the field, but we do know one thing: It’s a big class. The 12-man class tied the 1997 haul for the biggest class in franchise history.

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 2018 NFL draft

The Ravens made a bold move to set up their future when they drafted quarterback Lamar Jackson, and general manager Ozzie Newsome used a series of trades to improve the team's depth at key positions.

Staff grades for the Ravens' 2018 draft class

The Ravens have generally received good reviews for the 2018 draft. See how our experts grade the 12 selections.

Preston: The Ravens do not need to rush Lamar Jackson

First-round draft pick Lamar Jackson, a quarterback from Louisville, has time on his side in learning the Ravens offense.

Ravens winners and losers from the 2018 NFL draft

Quarterback Joe Flacco easily could have been listed under both winners and losers from the 2018 NFL draft.

Team-by-team picks in the 2018 NFL draft

Team-by-team selections in the 2018 NFL draft that ended Saturday.

How the Ravens and the other AFC North teams fared in the 2018 draft

Just one team in the AFC North — the Pittsburgh Steelers — made the NFL playoffs last season. Did the Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns do enough in the 2018 draft to reach the playoffs this season?

Mike Preston: Solid grade for Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's 2018 draft

Mike Preston gives Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens a solid grade for his farewell draft. See what they earned for the 2018 NFL draft.

Schmuck: Ravens fans at DraftFest seem excited about direction team is heading

Ravens fans flocked to the Inner Harbor for DraftFest and seemed very excited about the direction the team appears to be heading.

General manager Ozzie Newsome's farewell draft produces 12 new Ravens, fills numerous holes

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome gets emotional as he talks about leading the final draft of his career.

Schmuck: Joe Flacco's silence speaks volumes at Ravens' DraftFest

Joe Flacco still hasn’t revealed how he feels about the Ravens using their second first-round draft pick Thursday night to bring in a young quarterback who figures to be groomed as his eventual replacement. He only spoke to fans at the Ravens' DraftFest event.

Ravens cap sixth round by drafting Wagner OT Greg Senat, Alabama C Bradley Bozeman

Greg Senat is a converted basketball player, while Bradley Bozeman is a big center.

Ravens add to their secondary, select Texas S DeShon Elliott with first of three sixth-round picks

DeShon Elliott had nine interceptions in 26 college games for the Texas Longhorns.

Ravens go back-to-back with WRs, take UCLA's Jordan Lasley, who brings productivity and baggage

Jordan Lasley had multiple suspensions and arrests while at UCLA.

Panthers take Maryland linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. in fifth round

In Carolina, Jermaine Carter Jr. will reunite with Terps teammate and top wide receiver pick DJ Moore,

Rams take Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser (Gilman) in fifth round

Woodlawn native Micah Kiser was a two-time Associated Press All-American with the Cavaliers.

Ravens use their final fourth-round pick on New Mexico State WR Jaleel Scott

Jaleel Scott had 76 catches for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns last season at New Mexico State.

Ravens select Alabama CB Anthony Averett with first of three fourth-round picks

Averett was one of the best cornerbacks on the board when the Ravens were on the clock.

The Ravens' remaining picks on Day 3 of the NFL draft

It will be a busy day for the Ravens with seven picks over the last four rounds of the NFL draft Saturday.

Baltimore native Ian Thomas caps remarkable rise by being selected by Panthers in 4th round

Tight end Ian Thomas played his high school ball at Digital Harbor. He was just selected in the NFL draft. See which team took him.

Ozzie Newsome's last pick as Ravens general manager: Ferris State DE Zach Sieler

Zach Sieler was a 4-3 defensive end in college but projects as a 3-4 end in the Ravens' base defense.

Updated: Here's what's left for Ravens after the sixth round

The Ravens have already made three picks on Day 3 of the NFL draft. Here are the picks they have left.

Ravens take UCLA linebacker Kenny Young in fourth round

Ravens draft pick Kenny Young finished his career ranked 13th all time in UCLA history in tackles (304).

Players with local ties still available on Day 3 of NFL draft

Will players with local ties hear their names called on Day 3 of the NFL draft Saturday?

Grading the Ravens' AFC North opponents on Day 2 of the NFL draft

While the Ravens were trading down and trading down, their AFC North opponents, the Browns, Bengals and Steelers, actually made some picks Friday. Here's how they did.

Ravens release official list of undrafted free agents they've signed

As general manager Eric DeCosta predicted, the class includes three running backs with Rutgers' Gus Edwards, Florida's Mark Thompson and Alcorn State's De'Lance Turner.

Sooner stories: Four facts about the Ravens' second-day NFL draft picks

Here's what you need to know about Ravens second-day draft picks Orlando Brown Jr. and Mark Andrews, both from Oklahoma.

Looking at the Ravens' biggest needs, the best available players to fill them on Day 3 of draft

The Ravens will have seven picks on the third day of the draft, including three in the fourth round.

Ravens draft Orlando Brown Jr., Mark Andrews after trading back in third round twice

Ravens continue to move back, add Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. and more draft picks.

Instant analysis of Ravens third-round picks, OT Orlando Brown and TE Mark Andrews

The Ravens had two picks in the third round Friday on Day 2 of the NFL draft. See how our experts think they did.

Chiefs take Olney's Dorian O'Daniel, LB from Clemson, in third round

Former Good Counsel standout Dorian O'Daniel earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors last season.

Lamar Jackson pick capped emotional first night in Ravens war room

When the Ravens traded back into the first round to pick Lamar Jackson on Thursday night, they not only acquired a quarterback of the future, they authored the ultimate tribute to Ozzie Newsome's draft skills.

Preston: Ravens should draft a third-down back with Alex Collins limited in passing game

Since the Ravens are supplying quarterback Joe Flacco with multiple weapons, Mike Preston is hoping team officials select a third-down running back in the last two days of the draft.

For top Ravens pick Hayden Hurst, older age isn't 'a negative thing whatsoever'

"You're always going to have people that like you and you're always going to have people that don't like you,” Ravens No. 1 pick Hayden Hurst said.

Ten thoughts on the Ravens heading into Day 2 of the NFL draft

Looking at what the Ravens did on Day 1 of the draft and what they could do on Day 2.

Marty Mornhinweg: No question Lamar Jackson is a QB, but Joe Flacco is 'the quarterback'

“As far as the future, we'll see what happens there,” Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said.

What drafting Lamar Jackson means for Ravens starting QB Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco remains the Ravens' undisputed starter, but he is now in the spotlight because the team drafted quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Excitement from first round of NFL draft helps Ravens' ticket renewals, sales

Ravens draft tight end, quarterback and create buzz that helps with ticket renewals and sales. Team officials hope the next two days of the draft keep the momentum going.

Remaining Ravens picks in NFL draft after flurry of trade activity

After moving back from No. 16 in the NFL draft to No. 22, then dropping three more places to No. 25, the Ravens made a pick. Then they moved back into the first round and made the 32nd overall selection.

Preston: The Ravens are finally thinking about life after Joe Flacco

Lamar Jackson might not be the answer, but he will put pressure on Joe Flacco, Mike Preston writes.

Five things to know about Ravens first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson's Heisman Trophy-winning season was one for the ages.

How the rest of the AFC North fared on Day 1 of the NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns had the first and fourth picks in the first round, while the Bengals and Steelers drafted much later. How did each team do on Day 1?

Five things to know about Ravens first-round draft pick Hayden Hurst

Ravens draft pick Hayden Hurst was a baseball phenom from an early age.

Lamar Jackson: Ravens 'going to get a Super Bowl out of me'

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson is already making things interesting.

Ravens: 2018 NFL draft

Browse photos of the Ravens' top decision-makers discussing the team's 2018 draft.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson at the draft

Browse photos of Ravens draft pick Lamar Jackson, selected with the 32nd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.

Ravens trade back into first round, draft QB Lamar Jackson with 32nd overall pick

Exactly 10 years after drafting quarterback Joe Flacco, a decision that contributed to one of the best stretches in franchise history and the organization’s second Super Bowl championship, the Ravens hope they found his successor.

Preston: Draft-night trades could invigorate Ravens, get them moving again on offense

South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst, the Ravens' first first-round pick of the night, can work seam routes and has the speed to make catches downfield.

Ravens use 25th overall pick on South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst after trading back twice

In his final draft before he steps aside after the 2018 season, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome solidified the team at the position he once excelled at.

Instant analysis of Ravens first-round picks, TE Hayden Hurst and QB Lamar Jackson

Did our experts like the Ravens' first-round picks? Read their instant analysis.

Maryland WR DJ Moore goes 24th to Panthers, is first Terp picked in first round since 2009

Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore was picked No. 24 overall by the Carolina Panthers, becoming the first Terp to be drafted in the opening round since wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey in 2009.

Ravens notes: Trade with Bills clears way for Tremaine Edmunds, son of former Terp, to get drafted

When the Ravens gave up their No. 16 overall pick, they ironically cleared the way for the first player with Maryland ties to get drafted.

16 final thoughts on the NFL draft as the Ravens prepare to pick at No. 16

With every team on the clock and waiting for the first round of the NFL draft, we have 16 final thoughts as the Baltimore Ravens wait to pick at No. 16.

Buzz connecting Louisville QB Lamar Jackson with Ravens increases as first round of NFL draft draws near

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson of Louisville would certainly excite the fan base.

2018 NFL draft

Browse photos from the 2018 NFL draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Staff predictions for who the Ravens will take in the first round of the NFL draft

The Ravens and the rest of the NFL are on the clock with the first round of the draft beginning Thursday night around 8. Here's who our reporters and editors see the Ravens taking at No. 16 in the first round.

From Ogden to Humphrey, take a look a back at every Ravens first-round draft pick

Take a look back at the Ravens’ past first-round picks, including the players' career achievements and what people have said about the selection.

Todd Heap, Edwin Mulitalo to make selections for Ravens in second and third rounds of NFL draft

Former players from each team will help make selections in rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL draft Friday.

Who will the Ravens draft at No. 16? Here are five potential candidates

There is some uncertainty with who the Ravens will pick at No. 16. Here are five potential candidates.

How to watch the NFL draft, from the first round to the seventh

Here’s what you need to know about the three-day NFL draft and how involved the Ravens might be.

NFL mock draft roundup: Maryland's DJ Moore catches up to Calvin Ridley as Ravens' top pick

A quarterback and a safety could still be in the mix for the Ravens with the No. 16 overall pick.

Ravens insist they're in draft's sweet spot, but filling big need at No. 16 could be challenge

The draft is considered weak in terms of high-end talent at wide receiver, tight end and tackle. Those just happen to be the Ravens' three biggest needs.

A 'rose that grew out of concrete,' Baltimore native Ian Thomas traveled tough path to brink of NFL

The Indiana tight end is expected to be taken on the second day of the draft, capping a remarkable story of perseverance and brotherly love.

To draft a receiver or not? Ravens again face question that has vexed franchise

Fans have long yearned for the Ravens to draft a star wide receiver, and the team's inability to do so has been the most glaring exception to its outstanding overall draft record. The Ravens will likely have another chance to change the receiver narrative in 2018, but will they take it?

Ravens first-round draft picks through the years

Take a look back at every Ravens first-round draft pick since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1996.

Could Ozzie Newsome surprise Ravens fans with a first-round quarterback?

The Ravens aren't expected to draft a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, but it might be the right thing to do.

Ravens could be stuck in no man's land with potential first-round trade partners

At No. 16 overall, “I don’t really feel like they’re in a very sweet spot,” former NFL lineman and current analyst Ross Tucker said.

Preston: Ozzie Newsome's final draft as Ravens general manager might usher in promising new era

Ozzie Newsome could be setting the Ravens up this week for success as he prepares to step away from day-to-day operations of the Ravens.

From war room to warship: Jonathan Ogden to help announce Ravens draft pick from USS Constellation

The Buccaneers are having a parrot deliver their selections Saturday. The Ravens went with two Baltimore institutions.

As draft nears, Ozzie Newsome and Ravens front office prepared to answer myriad questions

The Ravens have been mum about their draft plans. We'll start to get some answers Thursday.

With little bravado, Maryland's DJ Moore moving toward the top of 2018 receiver class

Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore went from having no scholarship offers from FBS schools as a high school junior to being the Big Ten's leading wide receiver as a college junior last season.

As NFL draft nears, Pasadena native Ezekiel Turner hopes his days of being overlooked are over

Turner wasn't recruited out of Glen Burnie High, but he made sure that he got on the radar of top college programs.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on possibly drafting Lamar Jackson, schedule release, wideouts

The Ravens clearly are intrigued enough by Lamar Jackson to bring in the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in for a pre-draft visit. But that doesn't mean they are taking him with the 16th overall pick.

As NFL draft approaches, Ravens near a potential crossroads at quarterback

With Joe Flacco going into what could be his last season as the Ravens' franchise quarterback, the team might use a high draft pick on the sport's most important position for the first time in a decade.

Former NFL players try to settle the debate: 'Who is the best wide receiver in the draft?'

With the Ravens selecting at No. 16 in the first round and having a critical need at wide receiver, former NFL players on the league's website debated the issue of who is the best available wide receiver in the draft. The answers were fairly predictable.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on interest in receiver Eric Decker, RGIII and draft trades

There isn't a whole lot left on a free-agent wide receiver market that the Ravens have been extremely active with, but Decker does have some qualities the Ravens lack.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on offensive line, more wideout talk, another tight end option

James Hurst sits atop the Ravens right tackle depth chart, but that doesn't mean he'll be there in early September.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on free agency, Allen Hurns, offensive line, Derwin James

The Ravens have a little more than $11 million of salary cap space remaining, but that's not a whole lot when you consider they'll need to pay draft picks and carry money over into the season.

Ravens news, notes and opinions on first-round options, Waller's status, free agency

The Ravens will have plenty of directions they can go with the 16th overall pick.

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