Benjamin Allbright says Alex Leatherwood wouldn’t have made it past Ravens in 2021 NFL draft

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The Baltimore Ravens surprised many when they decided not to take an offensive tackle in the 2021 NFL draft. After trading away Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs with under a week to go until the festivities began, many expected Baltimore to take at least one player who could battle to replace Brown in the seven rounds of the draft.

Despite the thoughts of many, the Ravens in fact did not take a tackle, leading to plenty of speculation about how they truly felt about the 2021 tackle class. However, Benjamin Allbright of KOA News Radio 850AM said that the team might have taken one of the tackles that ended up being selected before their first round selection at No. 27.

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Alex Leatherwood was highly considered a second round prospect by many, but the Las Vegas Raiders took him with pick No. 17, sparking plenty of controversy. However, according to Jim Nagy and Allbright apparently many teams were high on the former Alabama tackle, including the Ravens.

Baltimore also could have a deal lined up with either Alejandro Villanueva or Dennis Kelly, both of who won’t count against the compensatory pick formula starting Monday. However, it’s clear that they’ll need to bring in more competition for their right tackle position in the coming days and weeks.