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Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Grades 2023: Zay Flowers Could Ignite Ravens Offense

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Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers poses for a photo on the NFL Draft Red Carpet before the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens added a serious playmaker for Lamar Jackson and the offense in Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers. Will this draft class be enough to help put them on top in a competitive AFC North?

The 33rd Team Scouting Dept. graded every pick in this year’s draft, here’s how the Ravens fared:

Ravens 2023 NFL Draft Grades

22. Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

The Baltimore Ravens get game-changing over-the-top speed to add another weapon for recently re-signed Lamar Jackson. Zay Flowers (scouting report) can run past just about anybody on defense and also shows solid run-after-the-catch ability. He will be a nice complement to Odell Beckham and Rashod Bateman. Size is a bit of a concern for Flowers, but his quickness and ability to separate help dampen those concerns.

Grade: B

86. Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

Trenton Simpson (scouting report) is an athletic off-ball stack linebacker who has lateral movement skills and top-level speed. He is an explosive hitter on contact and can also play in coverage. He has first-round ability, but there are questions about his instincts, and he is a bit slow to react in both the run and pass game.

Grade: B+

124. Tavius Robinson, Edge, Ole Miss

Baltimore gets a long and lean defensive end in Tavius Robinson (scouting report) who owns the power to create a push and the lateral quickness to penetrate backfields.

Grade: C

157. Kyu Blu-Kelly, CB, Stanford

This was a great value selection for Baltimore. Kyu Blu-Kelly (scouting report) lacks elite size and athleticism, but he m.ay be the most technically sound press corner in this class.

Grade: B+

199. Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, OT, Oregon

Malaesala Aumavae-Lalau is a big, long offensive tackle with ideal size, frame and thickness. He lacks natural athletic ability, especially foot quickness. However, he has good upper-body strength, but his technique is too inconsistent. The Ravens take a flier on size late in the sixth.

Grade: C-

229. Andrew Vorhees, OL, USC

Andrew Vorhees (scouting report) is a productive player with position flexibility. He benched 38 times at the combine but was injured in Indianapolis. He has good size but just average length.

Grade: B