The Ravens’ second pick of the first round.
Jalen Mayfield, RT, Michigan
The selection and write-up were made by Robo Dawg:
The #31 pick only became Baltimore’s this weekend after a blockbuster trade sent probowl Tackle Orlando Brown to the Chiefs for this pick (and two others). After picking an edge rusher with their earlier pick (Azeez Ojulari @ 27), Baltimore’s biggest hole is now at RT. For this reason, Baltimore selects Jalen Mayfield. Jalen is an extremely athletic, but extremely raw prospect with an extremely high ceiling. Baltimore will probably be looking for someone like Teven Jenkins in this slot, however the Raiders already nabbed him at 17. Here, they happily take a talented Mayfield (though still not the most talented Mayfield in the AFCN) however will look to pair him with a journeyman RT for 1-2 years while they can develop him to the pro level.
Pokorny: “Even though they just traded a starting lineman away, I think they will address it to get a more affordable player like Mayfield ready for duty.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are up next, led by Midnite Moses.