Ravens trade to Superstar CB in 7-round 2022 NFL mock draft
The Baltimore Ravens are on the hunt for some big difference makers in this year’s 2022 NFL Draft. And with 10 picks total, they certainly have no shortage of draft capital.
The Ravens love to hoard mid-round picks, many of which come through the compensation formula. These tips allow the team to have as much draft flexibility as needed on draft day.
In this scenario, you won’t use all of those 10 picks. Instead, we explored a scenario in which the Ravens grabbed a few mid-round picks to move up four spots in the first round.
The trade below sees the Ravens go from 14 to 10 in exchange for four first-round picks. The Ravens also get an additional fifth-round pick from the New York Jets in return.
With the help of Pro Football Network’s simulated simulatorhere are the results of our latest seven-round 2022 NFL mock draft.
10. Overall selection
163rd Overall Pick (5th Round)
14. Overall selection
100th overall selection
119. Overall selection
128th and 141st overall picks
Round 1, 10th overall, Ravens: Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
This trade-up was made with one player in mind, Cincinnati cornerback Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner. Compensation is more than fair as the Ravens are not forced to give up a single top 100 pick to move up and get Gardner.
At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Gardner is one of the most successful cornerbacks in recent college football history. He combines a super high athletic ceiling with some of the best ligament from any cornerback I’ve seen.
In three years in Cincinnati, Gardner never conceded a touchdown and he gave up just one red-zone completion over 115 coverage snaps. One red-zone catch was allowed throughout his career.
The Ravens love to have as much cornerback depth as possible, and adding Gardner to a roster that already boasts Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters would go a long way in repairing a pass defense that has failed in the past Finished last season in the NFL.