19. Baltimore Ravens: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
After winning the AFC North a season ago, the Baltimore Ravens are now in danger of watching the upstart Cincinnati Bengals take the crown. One of the things that have hurt the Ravens in trying to repeat is their propensity to go for two on the final play of a one-point game. Those two losses stung but even more damaging has been the injuries they suffered.
Baltimore is currently playing without Lamar Jackson and even lost his backup, Tyler Huntley, for a game. Then, there’s the fact that they lost three running backs as well.
Looking forward to 2022, a return to health should make them contenders again. Another thing that could help would be adding a new, young, offensive lineman. They do that with Trevor Penning of Northern Iowa who could be a fixture on the right side of the line for the Ravens.
20. Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers): Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
It’s now a run on offensive linemen as several teams in a row with a need there have been on the clock. For the Miami Dolphins, they can use a solid center and they end up with the best in the class as they take Tyler Linderbaum from Iowa.
For whatever reason, teams seem to devalue the center position but when an offensive line doesn’t have a capable one, the entire group struggles. For Miami, the fact that centers do get overlooked is a positive for them as they land a surefire starter with their pick at No. 20.