In dire need of offensive firepower, The Ravens work out two potential prospects
In rather good news, its seems Ozzie Newsome and Eric Decosta are doing their due diligence in bringing in potential young prospects. Last year’s draft saw the Ravens selecting no skilled position players. Now I know, these are just visits and workouts. These are what front offices are supposed to do. Hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come for what will happen in this draft class. It’s no secret the Breshad Perriman and Maxx Williams metaphorical boat is all but sunk.
This draft class certainly has its talent at the tight end position. Hayden Hurst, Mike Gesicki, Mark Andrews, Dallas Goedart. Every Ravens fan has envisioned seeing one of them in a purple and black uniform. However a prospect like Miami tight end, Chris Herndon has slipped thru the cracks.
Herndon would be a quality pick late day three on early day four. A three-star athlete coming out of Georgia, Herndon had 40 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns in 2017. From what I could tell he was under utilized at his time at Miami Gardens. Only being used on short screens and slants. Herndon is a tough runner and can be very difficult to bring down, once he gets the ball in his hands. His speed is one thing that could diminish his draft stock; but getting a young prospect late in the draft with his upside, would certainly be a steal.
With Ozzie Hall of Fame career coming to an end in Baltimore, hopefully he ensures the offense has a bright future
I don’t have to remind you who Michael Gallup is. Most Ravens fans have him near the top of their most coveted wide receiver list, me included. To me, he is the receiver in this class with the highest ceiling. And while they don’t match up stylistically, Gallup could come in and be a Juju Schuster. Even though he only played in the Mountain West, Gallup has had himself quite the two seasons as a Mustang. Grabbing 21 touchdowns in those two years. Its been quite the ride for the former three-star athlete from Walton County, Georgia that couldn’t get the attention of many D1 schools coming out of high school.
Baltimore hasn’t had consistent play makers at these two positions in quite some time. So, it should surely excite the Ravens fanbase that the front office is taking precautions so that isn’t the case for the future of the team. Ozzie has brought the city of Baltimore two championships and multiple playoff appearances in his 22 years as general manager. One of the things he hasn’t exactly accomplished is drafting a star receiver in his tenure. Selecting a talent like Michael Gallup, Ozzie could finally cross that off his career to do list in his final year.
Its no secret that the Ravens need offensive talent and more importantly production. Drafting Miami’s Chris Herndon and Colorado State’s Michael Gallup could give the team the production they’ve been missing for the past two seasons.