The Ravens need to find a pass rusher in the upcoming draft. They may look to address that in Round 2, if they don’t get Ohio St. defensive end Joey Bosa, or Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner in Round 1.
Here are five pass rushers who could be on the Ravens’ Round 2 radar with the 36th overall pick:
Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
Dodd didn’t play much until last season, when he broke out for 12 sacks, including three in the national championship game against Alabama. Some scouts say Dodd looks better than he really is, benefitting from playing opposite Clemson teammate Shaq Lawson. But some think Dodd is a late bloomer who will be better in the NFL than he was in college. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay can see the Ravens taking Dodd in the second round.
Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise St.
Correa is my second-round mock draft choice for the Ravens.
He should be a solid NFL player, and he could help the Ravens immediately as a situational pass rusher to spell Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil.
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma St.
Ogbah could go anywhere from mid-first round to mid-second. He’s strong enough to play the well run, and Suggs would be a good mentor for Ogbah (6-foot-4, 273 pound) who has a similar build.
Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky
The Ravens recently visited with Spence, who began his college career at Ohio St. before being expelled after admittedly taking ecstasy. Spence is clearly one of the draft’s most talented edge rushers. If the Ravens aren’t scared away by his past, he may be too good to pass up.
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan St.
Scouts love his ability to rush quarterbacks but are concerned with two things – his play against the run, and the 11 penalties called against him last season. However, if Calhoun got double-digit sacks, the Ravens’ coaches would be more willing to forgive the penalties.
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