The Baltimore Ravens have 10 picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, with nine of those set to land in the first four rounds, including No. 14 overall. Baltimore dropped its last six games of the 2021-22 season to finish with an 8-9 overall record.
As general manager Eric DeCosta embarks on his fourth draft with the team, three roster needs loom largest: offensive tackle, cornerback and edge rusher.
Which players will soon flock to Baltimore? And can Maryland residents place wagers on such wonders?
Read on for a glance at draft day needs and wager abilities in the Old Line State.
How to watch the 2022 NFL Draft
- What: 2022 NFL Draft
- When: April 28-30
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada
- TV: ESPN, ABC, NFL Network
- Online streaming: ESPN+
- Satellite Radio: ESPN Radio, NFL Radio
Latest updates for Maryland bettors
Initial plans to have online and mobile sports betting options ready to go by the start of the 2022 NFL season now look less likely. The launch will definitely not happen in time for this week’s draft.
Until mobile operations clear the last legal hurdles, Maryland bettors can still visit retail sportsbooks in person at five of six of the state’s land-based casinos, including:
- Hollywood Casino Perryville
- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
- Live! Casino & Hotel
- MGM National Harbor
- Ocean Downs Casino
But favorite sportsbook operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings will have plenty of draft-related wagering options if those bets are allowed next year.
Baltimore in the draft
The annual booing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Pending any trades, the Baltimore Ravens draft picks will shake out like this:
Round 1: No. 14
Round 2: No. 45
Round 3: Nos. 76 and 100
Round 4: No. 110 (from Giants), 119, 128 (from Cardinals), 139, 141
Round 6: No. 196
At last check, DraftKings Sportsbook offered myriad draft-day bet options for those in spots where it’s legal. Bettors could bet on which players would get drafted 1-9, the exact position of the first drafted player by a team, draft pick parlays and more.
FanDuel Sportsbook offers similar draft-day options, including choices for player draft position parlays, too. FanDuel also offers a choice to wager on the position of each team’s first draft pick.
For the Ravens, the available odds include defensive lineman (+190), offensive lineman (+250), cornerback (+340), wide receiver (+340), safety (+850) and linebacker (+1600).
Odds for possible Ravens picks
Despite that disappointing ending last season, the Ravens will likely contend in the 2022-23 season. This is especially true if they make the correct roster moves in the draft to patch up some glaring holes.
Baltimore allowed 57 sacks last season, the second-highest in the league. Despite Morgan Moses’ recent arrival, offensive tackle needs could still influence the team’s first or second pick, especially if Northern Iowa’s Trevor Penning remains on the board.
The team also faces uncertainty at the cornerback and edge spots, making many believe those spots will get shored up first.
Penning keeps popping up as a good fit for the Ravens, especially with his competitive personality, pundits say. Florida State edge man Jermaine Johnson also has been mocked to the Ravens, as has offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum out of Iowa and Jordan Davis, the defensive tackle from Georgia.
For bettors placing wagers on teams that don’t have top-10 draft picks, many sportsbooks offer other ways to bet, such as over/under odds on which position the players will get drafted at. At FanDuel Sportsbook, Johnson’s over/under odds were set at 10.5 and Davis’ were at 15/5. Penning’s over/under was 16.5 while Linderbaum’s was 28.5.
At DraftKings, Penning’s over/under spot sat at 47.5. Johnson’s was 9.5 and Linderbaum’s over/under was listed at 27.5. Davis had an over/under of 15.5.
It’s never too early to bet on the Super Bowl
Also available, of course, are picks for conference, divisional and Super Bowl winners. At FanDuel and Draftkings sportsbooks, the Ravens were given 12 to 1 odds to win the AFC.
As of Monday morning, the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs are the top-three likely champions as anointed by oddsmakers. The Ravens squeaked in the top 15 with odds of +2200 to win it all at both sportsbooks.