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2022 NFL draft recap: Everything you need to know about the Ravens’ picks and trades

The 2022 NFL draft is officially in the books. Here’s what you need to know about how the Ravens and the rest of the NFL fared:

Whom did the Ravens take?

Here’s a summary of the Ravens’ picks, as well as the player’s ranking on the media’s consensus big board, which compiles evaluations from more than 80 analysts.

  • Round 1, No. 14 overall: Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton (No. 4 overall, No. 1 S)
  • Round 1, No. 25: Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum (No. 14 overall, No. 1 C)
  • Round 2, No. 45: Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo (No. 29 overall, No. 6 EDGE)
  • Round 3, No. 76: Connecticut defensive tackle Travis Jones (No. 40 overall, No. 2 DL1T)
  • Round 4, No. 110: Minnesota offensive tackle Daniel Faalele (No. 60 overall, No. 7 OT)
  • Round 4, No. 119: Alabama cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (No. 110 overall, No. 12 CB)
  • Round 4, No. 128: Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar (No. 117 overall, No. 7 TE)
  • Round 4, No. 130: Penn State punter Jordan Stout (No. 276 overall, No. 2 P)
  • Round 4, No. 139: Coastal Carolina tight end Isaiah Likely (No. 97 overall, No. 4 TE)
  • Round 4, No. 141: Houston cornerback Damarion Williams (No. 256 overall, No. 10 NCB)
  • Round 6, No. 196: Missouri running back Tyler Badie (No. 149 overall, No. 13 RB)

What should I know about the picks?

Get caught up on the Ravens’ draft class with The Baltimore Sun’s coverage from all three days:

What else happened?

During the first round Thursday night, the Ravens traded wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a fourth-round pick (No. 100 overall) to the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 23 overall selection. The Ravens then traded that pick to the Buffalo Bills for the No. 25 selection, which they used to take Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum, and a fourth-rounder (No. 130), which they used to take Penn State punter Jordan Stout.

How good is this Ravens haul?

Here’s what experts from publications around the country said about the Ravens’ moves in the first round, as well as what they said about their Day 2 selections.

Did any local prospects get picked?

Here’s where the players with Maryland ties ended up, including Terps safety Nick Cross and tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo coming off the board in the first four rounds.

What about undrafted free agents?

With the NFL draft over, the Ravens turn their attention to the undrafted market. Here’s a running list of who they’ve signed or plan to bring to training camp.

Who was picked in the first round?

There weren’t many surprises from the top-10 picks. Here’s the full first round, and here are The Baltimore Sun’s grades for each of the first 32 selections.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
  2. Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
  3. Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
  4. New York Jets: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
  5. New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
  6. Carolina Panthers: Ikem “Ickey” Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State
  7. New York Giants (via Bears): Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
  8. Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR, Southern California
  9. Seattle Seahawks (via Broncos): Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
  10. New York Jets (via Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
  11. New Orleans Saints (via Commanders): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
  12. Detroit Lions (via Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
  13. Philadelphia Eagles (via Texans, via Browns): Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
  14. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
  15. Houston Texans (via Eagles, via Dolphins): Kenyon Green, G/T, Texas A&M
  16. Washington Commanders (via Saints, via Colts): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, G/C, Boston College
  18. Tennessee Titans (via Eagles, via Saints): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
  19. New Orleans Saints (via Eagles): Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
  21. Kansas City Chiefs (via Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
  22. Green Bay Packers (via Raiders): Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
  23. Buffalo Bills (via Ravens, via Cardinals): Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
  24. Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
  25. Baltimore Ravens (via Bills): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
  26. New York Jets (via Titans): Jermaine Johnson II, EDGE, Florida State
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  28. Green Bay Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
  29. New England Patriots (via Chiefs, via 49ers): Cole Strange, G, UT-Chattanooga
  30. Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, DB, Michigan
  32. Minnesota Vikings (via Lions, via Rams): Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

The Steelers picked a quarterback in the first round. Where did the others go?

Scouts and analysts said this quarterback class was underwhelming, and the NFL agreed. After Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett went No. 20 to the Steelers, the next quarterback off the board was Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder at No. 74 overall to the Atlanta Falcons in the third round. It is the latest a second quarterback has come off the board in a single draft since 1996.

Here’s how the QB class shook out:

  • Round 1, No. 20: Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett to Steelers
  • Round 3, No. 74: Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder to Falcons
  • Round 3, No. 86: Liberty’s Malik Willis to Titans
  • Round 3, No. 94: Ole Miss’ Matt Corral to Panthers
  • Round 4, No. 137: Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe to Patriots
  • Round 5, No. 144: North Carolina’s Sam Howell to Commanders
  • Round 7, No. 241: South Dakota State’s Chris Oladokun to Steelers
  • Round 7, No. 247: Kansas State’s Skylar Thompson to Dolphins
  • Round 7, No. 262 (“Mr. Irrelevant”): Iowa State’s Brock Purdy to 49ers

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