In the constant world of more and more 2021 NFL Draft content coming out daily, Pro Football Network analyst Neal Driscoll dialed up his full, seven-round mock draft on Sunday, which featured Oregon State linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. being selected with the 62nd overall choice by the Baltimore Ravens.
Driscoll’s excerpt on the Beavers star and how he would fit with the Ravens (the same team that PFN’s Dalton Miller previously saw Rashed Jr. landing on) is below.
62) Baltimore Ravens: Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Edge, Oregon State
It’s hard to find a hole on the loaded Ravens roster, but if one area where they could improve is their pass rush. Matt Judon is playing under the franchise tag, and 2019 2nd round pick Jaylon Ferguson had a quiet rookie season. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. was 3rd in the NCAA in 2019 with 14 sacks and brings instant credibility to an average unit.
For anyone who follows the Oregon State football program regularly, it’s been hard to read just about anything about the team that doesn’t eventually revolve somehow around the superbly talented defensive star.
Earlier this week, the 6’ 4”, 240-pounder was named along with defensive back Isaiah Dunn to the Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list, which continues an off-season of accolades that includes being included on watch lists for the Butkus Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy Award, in addition to being named a Phil Steele Magazine 2020 Preseason All-American First-Team member and selected as a preseason Walter Camp First-Team All-American.
We also noted last week that PFN’s Oliver Hodgkinson saw Rashed Jr. as a third-round pick, which was a surprising drop from the previous first-round projections less than a month prior. However, it is truly unknown what role the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all fall sports will play in the pro prospectus of both Rashed Jr. and countless other stars from around the league.
Rashed Jr. posted 22.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 62 total tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 2019 and is widely considered as a top-five edge rusher talent in the 2021 NFL Draft pool.