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2020 NFL mock draft: Baltimore Ravens select DT Ross Blacklock

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The Ravens defense gets stronger.... way stronger.

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The Baltimore Ravens have always been a team known for their defensive prowess, but their identity may be on the verge of changing. Led by quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens are suddenly one of the more exciting teams to watch on offense, too.

So as they take the virtual podium in the Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Ravens could go a lot of different directions with their 28th overall pick. It’s up to commenter workdontstop to make a difficult choice.

And with the 28th pick in the POD Community Mock, the Ravens are taking TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock. Here’s workdontstop with the explanation:

“We, the Baltimore Ravens, had Super Bowl aspirations going into the start of the 2019 season. The dream was almost a reality, but was eventually cut short due to the Titans dominating fashion losing 28-12, giving up 195 yards to Derrick Henry. With that being said, this 12-4 team has some holes I intend on filling with our three picks in the top 60.

Picking 28th, the draft didn’t do me any favors. Going into the drafting process, my top priorities after free agency were wide receiver, guard, linebacker, running back, edge rusher and defensive tackle. There were a few guys I missed out on like Kenneth Murray and Yetur Gross-Matos. Before I came to a decision, my first thought was how good has this offseason been for us.

After keeping players (defense wise) such as Matt Judon (franchise tag), Jihad Ward (one-year deal), and Justin Ellis (one-year deal). While gaining Derek Wolfe (one-year deal) and Calais Campbell (will turn 34). In the mix of that trading Chris Wormley to the Steelers. So I felt it was only right that I add to the defensive line.

Missing out on re-signing Michael Pierce and signing Michael Brockers left a massive hole in the interior of the line. Even though this Ravens team was one of the better teams in the league, they were 21st in the NFL with only 37 sacks total. Which brings me to my pick: defensive tackle Ross Blacklock.

Blacklock’s quick hands and burst fits in the plans with what the Ravens want up the middle. He’s a versatile player that can move all over the line and present matchup issues for the offense.”

Catch up with all the picks from our POD Community Mock here.

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