3.) Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Weight: 190 lbs
Henry Ruggs III is likely not there when the Ravens pick at 28th overall in April, but with his potential record-breaking speed you have to pay attention. Ruggs has a really good shot at breaking John Ross‘ 40-yard dash record set at 4.22 seconds. When the wide receivers start running their 40’s on Thursday all you’re going to hear is Henry Ruggs III name so now you know why.
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The only way I could see Ruggs landing in Baltimore is if Eric DeCosta decides to trade up for him which would take a lot of capital. His addition would arguably give Baltimore the fastest wide receiver duo of all time, so maybe the draft capital would be worth the trade, who knows? What we do know is that Ruggs III could leave this weekends combine as the number one receiver in the draft and that alone is good enough reason to pay attention.
2.) Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Weight: 227 lbs
A third LSU player in my five Ravens prospects to watch for? Well, I guess this is the type of thing that happens when you win a National Championship. Patrick Queen is probably the most frequent mock draft selection for the Ravens at 28th overall and with good reason. Aside from Isaiah Simmons, Queen is the most athletic and well-rounded linebacker in the draft and would be a perfect fit in Baltimore’s defense.
Queen has been praised for his athleticism and sideline-to-sideline speed so this is the time for him to show it off. Aside from the 40-yard dash I really want to see how Queen performs in the linebacker drills, especially the coverage drills that force him to flip his hips. Baltimore hasn’t had a good coverage linebacker in years so Queen could end that drought come April.