Twitter polls suggests Ravens Flock wants a NFL Draft receiver badly
I wanted to get an idea of what the Ravens Flock really wants the most in the 2019 NFL Draft. I took to Twitter polls to come up with a better idea:
The Baltimore Ravens have two very big needs that are getting the most attention. They need wide receivers to fill an almost empty roster group and they need to replace Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith, pass rushers they lost in free agency. I was curious to see what the fan base wanted the most.
In an effort to figure it out, I orchestrated four Twitter polls. Each poll question pitted pass rushing prospect, Clelin Ferrell, against one of the top four receivers in the NFL Draft. This methodology was good for two things. First it was a good way to determine if the Ravens wanted pass rushers or receivers more. Secondly it showed which receivers the fanbase is most keen on.
This is hardly scientific polling, but the results are still noteworthy. For each poll I tweeted them out through my personal account and then retweeted by the Ebony Bird account. The reason Ferrell was the perfect player to pin up against the receivers was that he is one of the best edge players and he is the prospect that is most like a young Suggs. Nick Bosa, Josh Allen and Montez Sweat should be long gone but Ferrell could realistically be an option at 22.
The first poll question was N’Keal Harry vs. Ferrell. 71 percent of the 165 votes went to Harry. This had me thinking that receiver was the one true desire of the Ravens Flock (though again it was a small sample of the population). The idea that Harry won this poll so convincingly was surprising though, because Ferrell is a top 10 talent (at least in my opinion).
Next it was N.C. State receiver Kelvin Harmon’s turn to duke it out with Ravens fans. Harmon got clobbered in this poll, so it wasn’t just any receiver that Baltimore will take. Ferrell won with 62 percent of 100 votes. This makes me think that people are either not as well aware of Harmon or they severely underrate him as a receiver. He is my top ranked wide receiver, his tape is worthy to say the least.
The third question was Ferrell vs. A.J. Brown. Brown won the poll with 60 percent of the 144 votes. Brown, who some consider to be the best receiver in the draft class dominated here. Brown would surely be a go to weapon for Lamar Jackson.
Finally I asked Ravens fans if they preferred Ferrell or Deebo Samuel, the wide receiver from South Carolina. This poll only got 46 votes but Ferrell won it convincingly. Like with the Harmon poll, I wondered if the people who participated really knew a lot about Samuel. Samuel is a very polished receiver.
The end results point to the Ravens Flock wanting a receiver the most, but they are picky about the receivers. If it’s between Harmon or Samuel, the elite pass rushing prospect wins. If it’s between Harry or Brown (especially Harry) fans are going to want the wide receiver more.
If I had to put a bet on it, there are a ton of Ravens fans who have put themselves in a “N’Keal Harry or bust” mindset going into the 2019 NFL Draft. Harry would be an incredible player for the Ravens. We’ll have to see what happens but this gives a picture of what people in Baltimore want to see unfold.