Baltimore Ravens

Instant analysis of the Ravens' selections during day three of the NFL draft

Fourth round (No. 113 overall), Justice Hill, running back, Oklahoma State

Childs Walker: The Ravens didn’t absolutely have to add a running back in this draft, but they clearly wanted a dash of speed to go with the power of Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. They found it with their first of three fourth-round picks, adding Justice Hill of Oklahoma State. Hill was one of the fastest backs in this draft class and excels at picking up yards after contact. He will diversify the team’s running attack around Lamar Jackson.

Mike Preston: Justice Hill will be a nice change-of-pace back for the Ravens. He is small and has speed on the outside. He can make explosive plays the Ravens have lacked in recent years. Hill isn't dominant, and besides speed he could make the roster as a receiver out of the backfield.


Fourth round (No. 123 overall), Ben Powers, guard, Oklahoma

Childs Walker: We knew the Ravens were hunting for help on the interior offensive line, and they finally pulled the trigger on Oklahoma guard Ben Powers with their second of three fourth-round picks. They have experience with OU linemen, and Powers was solid last season, making first-team All-Big 12. He might not be the most fluid athlete, but he’s an intense, experienced player who could compete for playing time right away at the team’s unsettled left guard spot.

Mike Preston: The Ravens finally started drafting offensive linemen. Ben Powers is a good pickup, as he does well when he gets his hands on you and moves his feet. His strength appears to be pass blocking, but Powers is stiff. I'd like to see a little more athleticism and flexibility out of a guard.


Fourth round (No. 127 overall), Iman Marshall, cornerback, USC

Childs Walker: The Ravens went away from their need spots with the last of their fourth-round picks, adding USC cornerback Iman Marshall to an already crowded group at the position. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Marshall is a physically powerful corner who started all four years of college. Given his unremarkable speed and fluidity, some scouts think he’ll end up at safety. The Ravens did not need another cornerback, but they’ve learned over the years that they can’t enough depth in the secondary. If Marshall plays well in camp, he could push a veteran such as Maurice Canady out of the picture.

Mike Preston: Marshall does a nice job in run support and comes out of his backpedal well. He is good at playing off the ball but is a liability in press coverage.

Fifth round (No. 160 overall), Daylon Mack, defensive tackle, Texas A&M

Childs Walker: It wouldn’t be a Ravens draft without at least one defensive lineman joining the team. At 6 feet 1 and 336 pounds, Daylon Mack of Texas A&M is built like Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce. He played well in 2018 after disappointing for much of his college career. His 5½ sacks and 10 tackles were impressive for a player his size. The Ravens likely won’t count on Mack for many snaps in 2019, but there’s no denying their feel for these types of players.

Mike Preston: Daylon Mack is a run stopper in the mold of current nose guard Brandon Williams. He is thick, plays with power and his penetration can cause problems in the running game, but he won't get much pressure as a pass rusher. He has a good get-off for a player his size, but doesn't give much effort after initial thrust.

Sixth round (No. 197 overall), Trace McSorley, quarterback, Penn State

Childs Walker: The Ravens closed out their 2019 draft by taking the sort of run-pass threat who could fit in neatly behind Lamar Jackson. It will be interesting to see if they consider carrying McSorley behind Jackson and Robert Griffin III or if he ends up as more of a camp quarterback. He was a very good college performer at Penn State and could conceivably play special teams, which he'd probably have to do to stick.

Mike Preston: Ravens pick McSorley, and he can run the same offense as both Lamar Jackson and RGIII.