The MVP performance of Broncos linebacker Von Miller during Super Bowl 50 was another reminder that the Ravens need to upgrade their pass rush. Here are three pass rushers the Ravens could target in the draft, depending on how things play out:
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio St. – Some scouts feel Bosa could be the No. 1 pick, so he could be long gone by the time the Ravens pick at No. 6. It’s hard to see the Ravens trading up to get Bosa, because the price would be exorbitant. But if Bosa is still there at No. 6, it might be hard for the Ravens to take anyone else.
Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio St. – Bosa’s teammate had 12 ½ sacks last season, and he’s a superb athlete. If he lingers until late in the first round, or early in the second round, the Ravens might move up to get him. Stopping the run is not Lee’s strength, but quickness is. He could be a situational pass-rusher as a rookie, while being mentored by Ravens veteran linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs.
Noah Spence, OLB Eastern Kentucky – His stock has risen after an outstanding Senior Bowl week. The red flag is that Spence was dismissed from Ohio St. after his sophomore season for failing at least two drug tests. That will require the Ravens and other teams to do more research on Spence, to determine if he is worth the risk. But Spence might already be a first-round pick, and if he could clearly be worth a second-round risk.