NFL Draft Anticipation: How Excited Are Baltimore Ravens Fans?

NFL Draft Anticipation: How Excited Are Baltimore Ravens Fans?

We’re just over a week away from the start of the 2024 NFL Draft, when 32 fanbases will converge upon Downtown Detroit to see which future stars are taken in the seven-round, made-for-TV spectacle that’s aired nationally on networks like ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.  

This year, fans of the Baltimore Ravens across Maryland sports betting will have to sit on their hands until the franchise picks for the first time at No. 30, which is the first of nine selections that the club will have between rounds one and seven this year.  

Few franchises have been as consistently successful of late as the Ravens, with five playoff berths in the last six years and three AFC North divisional titles during that timeframe, though Lamar Jackson and company could probably use some depth help to shorten the Ravens Super Bowl odds.

The NFL Draft is nearly here. wanted to know what fanbase was most excited for the 2024 draft. Using Google Trends, we ranked the top 10 most excited fanbases, and then, out of a list of players projected to be selected in round 1, we ranked the top 5 players that the fanbase is most frequently searching. All rankings are based on search interest score, compared to other topics.

Note: The search was done between April 8 –15, 2024. Search terms were “NFL Draft,” and each player’s name. 

Fanbases Most Excited for 2024 NFL Draft

Rank Fanbase Search Interest Score
1 Detroit Lions 100
2 Green Bay Packers 93
3 Minnesota Vikings90
4 Chicago Bears63
5 Philadelphia Eagles61
6 Kansas City Chiefs57
7 Cleveland Browns55
T-8 Baltimore Ravens 53
T-8 Denver Broncos53
10 New England Patriots52

It seems that Ravens fans are definitely ready for April 27 to get here, with Baltimore ranking in a tie for the eighth highest search interest score, alongside the Denver Broncos at 53.  

Overall, Baltimore football fans ranked behind NFL leaders in search interest like the Detroit Lions (100 search interest score), Green Bay Packers (93 search interest score), Minnesota Vikings (90 search interest score), Chicago Bears (63 search interest score) and the Philadelphia Eagles (61 search interest score).  

With nine draft picks out of the 257 selections in this month’s draft, there’s good reason why the Ravens’ fanbase is chomping at the bit for the first round to get here, though many are wondering who GM Eric DeCosta will take at No. 30.  

Ravens Fans’ Top 5 Most Anticipated Players

Rank Name Search Interest Score
1 Caleb Williams 12
2Malik Nabers 10
3 Marvin Harrison Jr. 9
4 Jayden Daniels 7
5 Drake Maye 5

Based on search interest online, it seems like Ravens fans are interested in a quintet of players that will likely find their way off the draft board long before Baltimore’s first pick at No. 30.  

Whether it be Washington D.C. native and former Oklahoma and USC quarterback Caleb Williams (12 search interest score) or wideouts like Malik Nabers of LSU (10 search interest score) or Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. (nine search interest score), Ravens fans seem interested in the team taking a skill position player in the first round of this year’s draft.  

Throw in a pair of first round locks at QB, in LSU’s Jayden Daniels (seven search interest score) and UNC’s Drake Maye (five search interest score) and you have the full rundown of draft prospects that Baltimore fans are the most interested in ahead of this year’s NFL Draft. 

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.2021-08-02

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