The Baltimore Ravens added the following seven players on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft:
Minnesota OT Daniel Faalele (110th overall)
Alabama CB Jalyn Armour-Davis (119th overall)
Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar (128th overall)
Penn State P Jordan Stout (130th overall)
Coastal Carolina TE Isaiah Likely (139th overall)
Houston CD Damarion Williams (141st overall)
Missouri RB Tyler Badie (196th overall)
Russell Street Report staff react to the haul of selections here:
I’m not sure how this class will pan out when all’s said and done, but they got outstanding value, and targeted some needs on Day 3. Daniel Faalele is a mountainous project who can hopefully develop into a starter down the road, and would be considered a success as a rookie if he can even play that swing role well. Jalyn Armour-Davis is a guy who has the tools to be a solid starter outside, and Damarion Williams can step into a slot role right off the bat.
Tyler Badie offers a change of pace for the running back room that Justice Hill hasn’t been able to consistently offer yet, and it would appear to be the end for longtime punter Sam Koch after the selection of Jordan Stout. Tight ends Charlie Kolar and Isaiah Likely offer Lamar Jackson some additional receiving options.
They still need to add a receiver and a pass-rusher this offseason (if not two of each), but this has the look of a tremendous draft.
I think the Ravens found some players that can help them today. I did have a few surprises though. Doubling on TE in the fourth was interesting. My guess is, since it sounds like Likely is more WR than TE, that they liked him more than any of the remaining receivers on the board.
I was hoping they would get a punter in this draft, as I have been calling for the release of Koch, who while still a decent punter, isn’t what he once was. Saving the $1.3M or so is a good move. The only thing I questioned was, do you go punter that early when you had other needs? Of course, the other side to that is if you think he’s going to be an elite punter (and obviously they do), you make the move and no team deserves the benefit of the doubt on the evaluation and development of kickers like the Ravens.
The one thing they had to get today was a tackle prospect and they got the biggest one in the draft..literally. At 6’8, 380 lb, Faalele needs some developing but he has a high ceiling and could be a steal.
Doubling up on CB was smart, as they usually can at least be good special teams players to start and then you develop and see if you get another Anthony Averett-type player.
I like the versatility and speed Badie brings them. Now if only the team would call more than two RB screen plays and utilize his speed and elusiveness. They had to address RB and while I would have preferred they do it early, with a guy like Ty Chandler, I think you have to like who they got.
Overall, the theme of the last few days for the Ravens is value. They got a ton of it, whether it was for Marquise Brown or who they drafted. DeCosta has viewed this as a foundation building draft for the future and that appears to be exactly what it is. Let’s see who can develop and who can stay healthy but the Ravens got a lot better this week.
Now, they can focus on bringing in a veteran edge (Justin Houston?) and a veteran corner and be ready to go.
The Ravens loaded up with seven more picks today at mostly positions of need and value. The biggest surprises were the selection of a punter in the 4th round and that they didn’t add any receivers. Sometimes the board just falls that way and the Ravens don’t reach.
Speaking of reaching, many thought the pick of Jordan Stout was one. Obviously the Ravens identified the guy they wanted. Three picks later another punter went off the board to the 2020 super bowl champion Buccaneers. If Sam Koch is let go there is a savings of (take it away, Brian):
OK, so releasing P Sam Koch would create $2.1M in salary Cap space. If Stout made the team instead, his Cap number $879,459, so the overall savings would be $1,220,541. https://t.co/Y6wu5vNAok
— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) April 30, 2022
If they plan is to replace him this year you can’t expect to get your guy as an undrafted free agent. When you have six 4th round picks you can afford a pick on a punter.
Although they missed out on a receiver they did add some offensive weapons with Kolar, Likely and ultra productive 6th round pick Badie.
The Ravens also bulked up the offensive line by taking one of the biggest they could take in Daniel Faalele after taking the much smaller Linderbaum in the first. Faalele is a pure right tackle so Moses could be the backup left tackle and Faalele could step in for Moses if Stanley isn’t ready. Some of those short yardage runs look like a fun possibility too.
Double dipping at corner was a must with Armour-Davis and Williams. It’d be scary if they had to start early on as 4th round rookies so I imagine a veteran will be added soon to avoid last year’s debacle.