2019 NFL Draft: Wide receiver prospects for the Ravens
Everyone knows that the Baltimore Ravens biggest weakness is their wide receiver spot, and thankfully the 2019 NFL Draft can fill that need no problem.
The Baltimore Ravens undeniably failed to surround quarterback Joe Flacco with adequate talent around him to help him progress as a quarterback. Flacco was certainly an above-average quarterback and delivered the Ravens its second Lombardi Trophy. Unfortunately, he was never able to improve because of so little help around him.
Now with Lamar Jackson, Baltimore’s front office appears more set on learning from their mistakes under new General Manager Eric DeCosta. The Ravens have been heavily linked to drafting a wide receiver in the first round, as they have in recent years. But in 2019, things feel different. For the first time ever, the Ravens seem completely committed to supporting their franchise quarterback.
The 2019 NFL Draft wide receiver class is a strong one, but the top-tier guys who can impact Baltimore from day one will be top-50 picks. Considering the Ravens lack a second round pick in 2019, their best shot at one of these players is with the 22nd overall pick.
Of the five wide receivers we’re about to fancy, all of them would be more than a perfect pick for this offense. Spoiler alert: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown did not make the cut, but you’ll piece everything together as to why as you read. Brown could be terrific with the Ravens, as his home-run ability is unmatched in this draft class, however he and Jackson could take more time to mesh than the others here.
All of these receivers are ones that Ravens Flock needs to become familiar with, because one way or another they’ll be linked to the team. Maybe it’s a mock draft, maybe it’s an interview or a workout. But it also just might be because the team took him with their first round pick. Kicking off our list is…