Alabama Football: Tide breaks record in final NFL Mock Draft

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Alabama football breaks record in NFL Mock Draft 5.0

31. Baltimore Ravens: Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas

Since the Ravens have two picks in the first round, they can pick their poison. If they draft a receiver at 27, Ojulari is more likely to fall off the board. If they take Ojulari, Marshall will likely be drafted by the Packers.

With this in mind, I see them prioritizing the receiver ahead of the edge. They need help on defense, but they can make it work without adding an edge. Their 2021 success falls on the shoulders of the passing game, so they should do whatever it takes to improve that position in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Ossai is a quality option here, but Gregory Rousseau is still on the board. He was invited to the draft, so he is considered a first-round talent. I just worry about his production only happening for one season. A lot of his sacks were not thanks to his traits and were instead due to the scheme.

The Ravens have to worry about Cleveland, whose offensive line improved significantly last year. The Steelers will also be looking to retool on the line, so it is vital that they can get pressure with four rushers. That’s why Ossai makes sense here. He can grow into a role over the course of his first few seasons.