Baltimore Ravens: 5 Reasons They Must Draft Ezekiel Elliott
4. The Ravens can’t draft wide receivers
Well, they can, but they can’t get it right. Ozzie Newsome’s career speaks for itself. Newsome wins the draft nearly every year. He rarely misses on first round picks, and he has drafted a pro bowler from every position except one. Basically, he is one of the greatest general managers of all time. But, don’t trust him to draft a wide receiver. That is the except one. In 20 seasons, 23 receivers drafted, zero pro bowls.
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Skepticism creeps in with numbers like that. Here’s a few names to think about: Patrick Johnson, Travis Taylor, Mark Clayton, and Torrey Smith. That’s just the first and second round picks. Getting offensive help for Flacco should be a priority. Six is too high for this wide receiver class, and Laremy Tunsil should be off the board. Ezekiel Elliott makes sense at six.
Elliott is the best offensive player available in the top-10 picks and it isn’t even close. This is a weapon that could be a game changer for the Ravens offense. If the Ravens want to add playmakers in the NFL Draft, Elliott is the playmaker to add.
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