There was a time during the 2021 NFL season when the Baltimore Ravens looked like legitimate Super Bowl contenders. But a six-game losing streak to end the season put that notion to rest as John Harbaugh & Co. finished in last place in the AFC North with an 8-9 record and missed the postseason altogether. And that’s how the Ravens ended up with the 14th overall pick to start their 2022 NFL Draft.
While Lamar Jackson still hasn’t signed a new contract, it seemed improbable Baltimore would use any of its picks on a quarterback, especially seeing how capable Tyler Huntley proved to be when Jackson went down last season. And the Ravens didn’t draft a QB with one of their 11 selections, but they added a plethora of fantastic players who can come in and contribute immediately.
2022 NFL Draft picks by Baltimore Ravens
- No. 14 Overall: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
- No. 25 Overall: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
- No. 45 Overall: David Ojabo, DE, Michigan
- No. 76 Overall: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
- No. 110 Overall: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
- No. 119 Overall: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
- No. 128 Overall: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
- No. 130 Overall: Jordan Stout, P, Penn State
- No. 139 Overall: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
- No. 141 Overall: Damarion Williams, CB, Houston
- No. 196 Overall: Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri
No. 14 Overall: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
At one point in time, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton was one of the top four or five players on many boards, but a subpar 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine knocked him down a bit. And that was good news for the Ravens, who may have found their next Ed Reed. At 6’4″ and 220 pounds, he’s a versatile player who brings a lot of athletic ability to Baltimore.
No. 25 Overall: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
Easily the top center available in this draft, Tyler Linderbaum will come in and make an immediate impact. He’s big, strong, agile, and knows how to throw people around with his wrestling background. Easy A for the Ravens here.
No. 45 Overall: David Ojabo, DE, Michigan
The only reason David Ojabo isn’t an A+ is because of the unfortunate Achilles injury he suffered during his pro day. Assuming he comes back at full strength in 2023, this is an absolute steal for the Ravens. It’s like getting an extra first-round pick next year.
No. 76 Overall: Travis Jones, DT, Connecticut
A 6-foot-4, 325-pound behemoth on the interior of the defensive line, Travis Jones is a massive value in the third round. Baltimore didn’t land Jordan Davis in the first round, but landing this massive nose tackle who can excel in both pass and run defense might be an even better value.
Day 3 Picks
No. 110 Overall: Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
The Ravens continue to crush it by adding Minnesota offensive tackle Daniel Faalele. He’s a little rough around the edges, but his size and intensity fix a lot of that.
No. 119 Overall: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
We’re going to start sounding like a broken record, but the Ravens continue to kill it. Jalyn Armour-Davis is a lengthy cornerback who fills a significant need in Baltimore.
No. 128 Overall: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State
The Ravens didn’t have a massive need for a tight end, but I like the value here with Charlie Kolar. Such is the luxury of having so many picks.
No. 130 Overall: Jordan Stout, P, Penn State
Again, this is the luxury of having so many picks. But it’s still impossible for me to give anyone higher than a “C” when taking any kind of kicker in the fourth round.
No. 139 Overall: Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
I don’t think the Ravens needed to draft two tight ends within 11 picks of one another. There’s the luxury mentioned above, but this was a bit perplexing.
No. 141 Overall: Damarion Williams, CB, Houston
Unlike tight ends, you can never have too many defensive backs, and Damarion Williams is a solid-enough choice here.
No. 196 Overall: Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri
Given the issues the Ravens had at running back in 2021, any addition is a good one. But Badie is a solid back and a nice value this late.
Stats courtesy of Sports Reference