2017 Baltimore Ravens: 5 Things We Know Before The NFL Draft
4. The Baltimore Ravens Lack A Number One Receiver:
It takes more than being a leading receiver to be a number one receiver, so let’s not call Mike Wallace a number one receiver. Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham, these are number one receivers. Wallace is not in that class and he never will be. Wallace is a good piece of the offense. He is a good and dependable veteran receiver with top end speed. He isn’t a guy who is going to keep Mike Tomlin up at night, but he is a good player. The Ravens can’t go into the next season with a role player of a receiver as their top option in the passing game.
What is horrifying is that Wallace is far and away their best receiver. Wallace is a solid number two guy. Obviously Breshad Perriman could change this discussion. Perriman could grow into his potential, he could become what the Ravens have wanted him to be all along. We still have to see him do it; last season he was extremely raw.
The Ravens need to double down at the wide receiver position in the NFL Draft. They need to find a number one guy with their first pick. Then they must fill out the rest of the wide receiver depth chart with another pick later on. They have very little help for Joe Flacco right now.