There is going to be a whole lot of attention for the Baltimore Ravens when they make the 22nd pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
The team is in an interesting position right now.
It is extremely unclear whether or not Lamar Jackson will be their starting quarterback next season, leaving open the possibility that the Ravens could look at a quarterback in the 1st round. They didn’t rule it out as an option when asked about it today.
However, it looks like there is one player that the team’s head coach has his eye on for that pick and he plays on the other side of the ball.
Today, John Harbaugh joked that he would love to draft cornerback Joey Porter Jr, the son of former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter.
John Harbaugh joked that everyone would love to see ex-Steelers LB Joey Porter Sr. become a Ravens fan if Baltimore drafted CB Joey Porter Jr.
"He's Joey Porter Sr. in DB form," Harbaugh said.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 5, 2023
Porter Jr would be a great fit for the Baltimore Ravens. The team took a big step to address their issues stopping the run last season when they traded for Roquan Smith. That move made a huge difference for the defense, but they are still a bit thin in the secondary.
Porter Jr had a strong career at Penn State and has good length at 6’2″. He could be the player the Ravens need to line up alongside Marlon Humphrey and improve a pass defense that allowed the 7th most yards per game in the NFL last season.
Interesting, one of the biggest things standing in their way might just be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They are also in need of a corner as the continue building their defense back up and they own the draft’s 17th pick.
Fans would also likely be pretty excited to have the son of a franchise legend, who won a Super Bowl with the organization and was named to their all-time team, join the roster.
Maybe by the end of the month there will be a Joey Porter in the AFC North again.