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Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Odds: Help For Lamar Jackson?

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Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Odds: Help For Lamar Jackson?

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The Baltimore Ravens have no idea who is going to be under center when the 2023 season kicks off. Will it be Lamar Jackson, who was given the non-exclusive franchise tag but has since demanded a trade? Or Tyler Huntley, who hasn’t impressed in his limited opportunities? Or perhaps someone else? 

The Ravens’ offseason has been stuck in limbo thanks to the situation with Jackson, which makes the 2023 NFL Draft even more important for a team that has won at least 10 games in four of the past five seasons. Expect to see their Super Bowl 2024 odds fluctuate massively on Maryland betting apps until Jackson's future is sorted.

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has used his resources of NFL contacts developed over 20 years covering the league and the NFL Draft to create his hypothetical NFL futures odds on who gets selected 22nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Baltimore Ravens 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 22)

PlayerCollegeOddsImplied Probability
Quentin Johnston, WRTCU+30025.0%
Zay Flowers, WRBoston College+45018.2%
Jalin Hyatt, WRTennessee+45018.2%
Hendon Hooker, QBTennessee+60014.3%
Deonte Banks, CBMaryland+75011.8%
Jordan Addison, WRUSC+80011.1%
The FieldN/A+37521.1%

Odds are projected by Bookies and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.

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Who Will The Ravens Take In 2023 NFL Draft?

Lamar Jackson had a non-exclusive franchise tag put on him this offseason, meaning he can return to the Ravens and make $32.4 million for one year. Alternatively, rival teams can make an offer for Jackson and should the Ravens refuse to match, they'll receive two first-round picks in return. 

Jackson has not signed the tag, instead demanding a trade. No teams have expressed interest, so we have a stalemate in Baltimore. Meanwhile, the Ravens have signed just one free agent of note: WR Odell Beckham, who didn't play in 2022 after rehabbing an ACL tear then finding no takers for the stretch run. 

In other words, a whole lot of nothing going on. 

If the Ravens want to woo Jackson back, even if just for one season, improving at receiver would help. OBJ is a boost, but Baltimore’s WR corps has long ranked in the bottom-half of the NFL in production. At No. 22 in the NFL Draft, there are a few solid options to improve at arguably the team’s top area of need. 

Jalin Hyatt of Tennessee has risen from the ranks of fringe first-round prospect to Top 5 WR in the draft. So, too, has Zay Flowers of Boston College. Hyatt has risen in many scouts' eyes due to his measurables at the NFL Combine, leaping over the likes of Flowers and Jordan Addison of USC. 

Quentin Johnston's Odds To join Baltimore Ravens

The top available receiver still available at No. 22 could be TCU’s Quentin Johnston. Unlike the speedy 5-foot-9 Flowers and 6-foot Hyatt, the 6-3 Johnston has some size to him, a combination of speed, skill and range the others seemingly don't possess - and that is sorely lacking in Charm City. 

He got to showcase his mettle for a TCU team that advanced to the national title game; Johnston led the Horned Frogs in everything a receiver can. Inconsistency was his hangup, but the other pieces are there to be a contributor in Week 1. 

If their top choices at WR are gone by No. 22, cornerback is another huge issue. Joey Porter Jr. of Penn State is probably off the board by this point, but Deonte Banks of nearby Maryland could, or could not, be available. 

There is also the chance the Ravens look to the future at the most important position on the field. If the Jackson saga looks like it won't get resolved with a huge multi-year deal, the team may look to QB. The top-four prospects will likely be off the board by No. 22, but Hendon Hooker of Tennessee may be enticing. 

Porter and other cornerbacks such as Emmanuel Forbes of Mississippi State, plus interior linemen including O'Cyrus Torrence of Florida, lead The Field category. 

Complete List of Ravens 2023 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 22)
  • Round 3 (Pick 86)
  • Round 4 (Pick 124)
  • Round 5 (Pick 157)
  • Round 6 (Pick 199)

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.