5 prospects Ravens fans should be watching in Notre Dame vs. Georgia

J.J. Regan
NBC Sports Washington

The biggest game of the week for the Baltimore Ravens is obviously their matchup Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs. The second most important game for Baltimore this week isn't some divisional matchup, it may actually be a college game. Given all the NFL talent that will be on the field between Notre Dame and Georiga, there should be plenty of scouts watching. Could there be any future Ravens on the field on Saturday in Athens?

Here are the players Ravens fans should be watching.

RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

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Nothing against Mark Ingram who is on the first year of his contract, but he turns 30 in December and that means his production is going to start dropping pretty soon. The Ravens offense is clicking, but it could be downright scary if it adds a running back with more big-play potential.

Georgia is a running back factory and Swift is averaging a stunning 9.4 yards per carry through three games this season. Granted, the competition has not been fierce, but that is still impressive. He is the best running back in the draft and could potentially take the Ravens' offense to the next level.

DE Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame

You can never have enough edge rushers in today's NFL. Kareem started all 13 games last season tying the team lead for sacks and finishing second in tackles for loss. 

Kareem is good at using his speed to turn the corner on the pass rush, but I am not sure he has many other tools in his toolbox and I wonder how he performs against NFL-caliber tackles. He is good against the run, however, and wreaking havoc in the interior.

G Solomon Kindley, Georgia

Marshal Yanda is 35. He's not going to last forever.

Kindley is likely the top guard in the nation. At 6-foot-4, 335 pounds, he has NFL size and perhaps the skill to walk into the NFL and start right away. He's got the size, but he is also more mobile than you would expect for a player that big. That has helped him be a dominant force in the run game which is important in Georgia's pro-style offense.

OLB Julian Okwara, Notre Dame

Okwara plays on the line for the Irish, but he is considered an outside linebacker, edge rush NFL prospect. He has gotten off to a slow start this season with just two tackles, but he has a sack and nothing he did the start of the season will matter if he can beat out the NFL-caliber linemen he will be up against on Saturday.

Okwara's 2018 season really put him on the map when he recorded eight sacks and 21 hurries.

G Ben Cleveland, Georgia

Cleveland was a starter for Georgia in 2018 when a broken fibula ended his season in September. Because of that, he is flying under the radar which is hard to do for a player who is 6-foot-7, 340 pounds. You can't beat that size.

Cleveland's specialty is the run block, an aspect in which he is absolutely dominant. 

Other potential NFL prospects to watch:

OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
WR Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
CB Troy Pride Jr., Notre Dame
S J.R. Reed, Georgia
S Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame
TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
DE/OLB Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame
S Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame
K Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
DT Tyler Clark, Georgia
WR Chris Finke, Notre Dame
OT Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
ILB Tae Crowder, Georgia
OL Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame


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