Here are three predictions for the 2019 NFL Draft class of the Baltimore Ravens:
1. Miles Boykin will have more receptions but Marquise Brown will gain more yards:
The Baltimore Ravens added two wide receivers in the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. Their first stab at fixing the receiver position was Marquise Brown, whom they selected with the 25th overall pick. Brown is a player the Ravens are betting on to be a DeSean Jackson like target. His size is mildly concerning but his speed is incredible and his hands are reliable. Brown is the player the Ravens will turn to for the big play.
Eric DeCosta also drafted Miles Boykin. Boykin is a 6’4″ wide receiver from Notre Dame who has a lot of potential. Boykin is a big bodied receiver. One thing the Ravens rookie pairing has going for them is they are two very different players. Boykin is a big target who can go up and get the 50/50 balls. For all the fans that wanted N’Keal Harry, Boykin is the same type of receiver (with a faster 40 yard dash time). The Ravens knew that their tight ends couldn’t be the only big targets on the field.
Boykin will have more receptions than Brown, but Brown’s grabs will count for more yards. Brown is going to rack up yards after the catch and will be on the receiving end of Lamar Jackson deep bombs. Brown averaged over 18 yards per reception with Oklahoma. If Brown pans out, he is going to be the big play-maker of this offense. Boykin might become Jackson’s go to weapon, but Brown will be his most dangerous one.