Ravens Draft Prospect Profile: Liam Eichenberg

After trading Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Ravens now have a massive hole at their right tackle position. Baltimore acquired the 31st overall selection in the deal to give them two first-round draft picks, so the team could look to use one of those two first round selections on a tackle to protect Lamar Jackson, as well as help in the run game.

One player who the Ravens could look at in the first round or even in a trade back scenario is Notre Dame tackle Liam Eichenberg. If selected by Baltimore, it would give the team bookend Fighting Irish tackles, with current Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley also going to the school.

Eichenberg would give Baltimore an immediate starting option at right tackle. Despite playing left tackle for three years in college, the 6-foot-6, 305 pound Eichenberg is being projected as a right tackle at the NFL level, where his minor foot speed issues can be masked.

Eichenberg is a load in the run game, and can get out in space effectively. He also is extremely physical in pass protection, and can make his presence felt throughout the course of a game.

Eichenberg does have foot speed issues, and because of that, some speed rushers who take certain angles can give him trouble. He is better in the run game as opposed to the passing game, but if he’s put into a zone-heavy run scheme, he can certainly thrive at the NFL level.

There are multiple spots in the draft where the Ravens could opt to take Eichenberg if they’re interested in the tackle. Some think that he’s a reach in the first round, so the team could opt to pick up even more draft selections and trade back if they feel like they still have a shot at him in the early second round. Eichenberg fits what Baltimore does on offense, and is an extremely sound prospect who could make an immediate impact on the offensive line in the wake of Brown’s departure.