Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Picks in 2023
Drama has surrounded the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson this offseason, and he recently requested to be traded. The team tendered an exclusive-rights contract to the former MVP and it’s clear Jackson wants nothing to do with it. Jackson battled injuries in 2022, however, the team finished 10-7 and made the playoffs.
Now, the focus is the 2023 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at the Ravens’ draft picks for 2023.
List of Baltimore Ravens 2023 NFL Draft Picks
The Ravens have just five picks in the draft. They do have a first-round pick at number 22 overall. Here’s a complete list of the Ravens’ draft picks for 2023.
– 1st Round: 22nd overall
– 3rd Round: 86th overall
– 4th Round: 124th overall
– 5th Round: 157th overall
– 6th Round: 199th overall
The team recently traded safety, Chuck Clark, to the New York Jets for an undisclosed draft pick. With Lamar Jackson’s status up in the air, the team has decisions to make in the draft. Jackson has missed several games in the last two years. He played 12 games in 2021 as the Ravens went 8-9 and missed the playoffs.
2023 Ravens Mock Draft and Team Needs
Even with Lamar Jackson’s status in doubt and the star QB potentially moving on, the franchise could target a receiver at the end of the first round. Wide receiver Zay Flowers from Boston College or USC’s Jordan Addison could be options. It’s unlikely there will be a QB who is ready to start that falls to the 22nd pick.
Also, they could give their secondary a boost with cornerback Joey Porter Jr. from Penn State. The Ravens drafted safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 in the 2022 draft. He ended up playing in 16 games for the team during the 2022 season alongside safety Marcus Williams.
It was good value for the team as the 6-foot-4 Hamilton was considered a top-10 pick by many teams. A trade also allowed the team to select offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum with the 25th overall pick. He ended up starting 17 games at center for the team.
General manager Eric DeCosta said the team will likely be looking at edge rushers as well to help out defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald. Prospects Byron Young from Tennessee and Ochaun Mathis from Nebraska could be later-round options if still available.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
Get ready for the highly anticipated 2023 NFL Draft, set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri over three exciting days in April. Beginning on April 27th, the First Round selections will be broadcast live on both NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The following day, the second and third rounds will air at 7 p.m. ET, with the final rounds scheduled for April 29th, starting at noon ET. With teams eagerly making their picks and adding new talent to their rosters, football enthusiasts can expect a thrilling experience.
2022 Ravens Draft Overview
The team took Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Linderbaum in the first round before going with linebacker David Ojabo from Michigan in the second round. In the third round, the team added defensive tackle Travis Jones from UConn and selected Daniel Faalele in the fourth round out of Minnesota.
Cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis from Alabama was also selected in the fourth round. He played in just four games during the 2022 season for the team. The team also took pass-catching tight end Charlie Kolar in 2022. He played in just two games as a rookie.
Baltimore Ravens Draft FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country go to one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Ravens have five picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. These include a first-round, third-round, fourth-round, fifth-round, and sixth-round pick.
John Harbaugh’s team has the No. 22 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In the 2022 draft, the Ravens selected Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 and Tyler Linderbaum at No. 25. Both these players Baltimore drafted have strong rookie seasons. Hamilton ended up as one of the starting safeties, while Linderbaum started every game at center to help out the run game.