NFL Combine Players the Baltimore Ravens Will Be Watching
Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) catches a pass while defended by Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe (8) and cornerback Tyler Patmon (26) in the game at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news and notes from around the web. Today we shine the spotlight on the upcoming NFL combine and some players the Ravens will be watching, wonder if the team should trade up for a wide receiver, and discuss when they might use the franchise tag again.
Should the Ravens Trade up for an Elite Wide Receiver?
The drum beat around a potential first round Ravens pick going to a wide receiver keeps growing louder, but would they go so far as to trade up for an elite guy? The cost of moving up in the first round simply isn’t worth it, in my honest opinion.
Ravens Focusing More on Character in Draft Process
After getting hit with some bad PR in 2014, the Ravens are moving forward with a renewed focus on player evaluation this draft season. This particular article mentions that the team will place an increased emphasis on avoiding players with the potential for domestic violence issues, which quite honestly should be a focus for every team anyway.
Franchise Tag Unlikely in 2015, Possible in 2016
While the Ravens don’t have an obvious candidate for the tag this year, next year is a possibility. Guys like Torrey Smith, Pernell McPhee, and Justin Forsett aren’t worth top 5 money and the team doesn’t really have the cap space anyway. Next year, however, Jimmy Smith, Marshal Yanda, and Justin Tucker are all candidates for the tag if they don’t get extended before then.
NFL Combine Targets for the Ravens
We’ve mentioned Jaelen Strong and Devin Funchess as possible targets for the Ravens recently, and the team is also likely taking a long look at Dorial Green-Beckham. All three are possibilities at number 26 if the team decides to go wide receiver in the first round. Here is a complete list of players participating in the NFL combine.
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