Outside of Saquon Barkley of the Penn State Nittany Lions, most solid running backs will be off the board by the fourth round. One guy that could be in play for the Ravens at No. 154 in the fifth round could be Kallen Ballage of the Arizona Sun Devils.
Ballage is 6-foot-1, 228 pounds. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the combine. Ballage played in a ton of games for Todd Graham at Arizona State. He leaves Tempe with 450 career carries for 1,984 yards and 27 touchdowns. As a receiver, he had 82 catches for 684 yards and two touchdowns.
Guard has become an increasingly important position to address in the NFL. It has become gradually more difficult to find guys that can hold the line in pass protection from that position with bevy of pass rushers in the league. Maybe Idaho State Bengals guard Skyler Phillips in the sixth round could be an underrated pick?
Phillips measured 6-foot-3, 318 pounds at the scouting combine. He ran a solid 5.1 in the 40-yard dash and has 33-inch arms. Though not long enough to be a tackle, Phillips could be a longtime rotational offensive line man at guard. This is a pure depth move for the Ravens, but one they should consider.
Once again, you can never have too many defensive backs at your disposal. Baltimore already has two excellent safeties in Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson. Maybe they can teach a thing or two to former Oregon Ducks cornerback Arrion Springs in the Baltimore defensive backfield?
Springs is 5-foot-11, 205 pounds. He played all four years at Oregon, where he had 137 total tackles (97 solo, 40 assists), 42 pass breakups, 8.5 tackles for a loss of yardage, three forced fumbles, two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Baltimore could go in a lot of different directions with their last pick of the 2018 NFL Draft at No. 238. They might want to take a chance on a seasoned, but unproductive collegiate pass rusher from Florida State in edge player Jacob Pugh.
Pugh is 6-foot-4, 246 pounds. He ran a 4.65 40-yard dash at the combine. In four years at Florida State, Pugh had 108 total tackles (65 solo, 43 assists), 12.0 for a loss of yardage, 7.5 quarterback sacks, four pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a forced fumble.