Who were the three biggest losers of the 2022 NFL Draft?

Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 05: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens in action on against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 5, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Three biggest losers of the 2022 NFL Draft

3. Lamar Jackson

The last big loser of the NFL Draft was Lamar Jackson.  In free agency, the Ravens spent most of their money on the defensive side of the ball, signing Marcus Williams and Michael Pierce.

They also signed Morgan Moses, who figures to be the team’s starting right tackle for week one.

However, a massive loss for Lamar Jackson was when the Ravens shipped Hollywood Brown to the Arizona Cardinals for a first-round pick.

Hollywood Brown had a career year with Lamar Jackson in 2021, amassing over 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Trading away one of, if not his best weapon is a giant disappointment, especially considering the Ravens did not then fill that need in the draft.

Among their highest picks were Kyle Hamilton, David Ojabo, and Travis Jones, all along the defense.

They did pick Tyler Linderbaum out of Iowa.  He figures to be their starting center.  Keeping Jackson upright is important, as he missed some games last year and was sacked quite a bit, but trading away one of his best weapons and not replacing him in the draft is a giant loss for Jackson.

He still has Mark Andrews and perhaps a breakout season from Rashod Bateman, but there’s really only one reliable pass-catcher remaining on the Ravens roster in Andrews.

Even before trading Brown, the Ravens could have easily added a receiver to help Jackson.

Now, Baltimore is essentially down two pass catchers, and with the NFL Draft gone, they’ll struggle to fill those voids.