2019 NFL Draft: Targets with Baltimore Ravens 22nd overall pick
How long have the Baltimore Ravens needed an elite, no.1 wide receiver? It seems like it’s been since the team came into exsistence in 1996 that they team has lacked a true X at the position. While the 2019 NFL Draft doesn’t have an elite player at the position (at least, that’s what pundits will tell you), this will play into the Ravens hands, as an elite talent could fall onto their laps in the late first round.
Insert Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry. Harry, who was the top wide receiver recruit back in 2016 per rivals.com, took the PAC-12 conference by storm as a true freshman. In three seasons as a Sun Devil, Harry walked away from the program with 27 total touchdowns, including 11 as a junior (nine receiving, one rushing, one punt return).
The 6’4″ 213-lbs. 21-year old receiver is considered by many to be the 2019 NFL Draft’s top ranked wide receiver prospect, yet he is entirely in play for the Baltimore Ravens with the 22nd overall pick. This is because he is far from a “perfect” prospect, as Harry lacks elite speed for his position, and could struggle to create separation consistently at the next level.
But don’t let that fool you, as Harry has all the traits to be any team’s top receiver. Harry’s explosiveness after the catch and with the ball in his hands is unprecedented, and he will be a big-play threat from year one.
The rest of the NFL could be onto Harry and his talents, but the media would like us to think otherwise. Should this be the case, Baltimore would be wise to snatch him up and pair him with Lamar Jackson and this growing offense. Harry brings a skill-set the likes of which the Ravens have never had before, and Harry could very well become Jackson’s best friend for years to come.