3. Henry Ruggs III:
If Henry Ruggs wasn’t a top 15 pick before the NFL Scouting Combine, than he probably is now. He had a 4.27 second 40 yard dash and an incredible 42 inch vertical jump. His ability to burn by defenders, coupled by his ability to go up and get the football makes him one of the top receivers in the draft class. He’s from the same College Football power that gave the NFL Julio Jones, Amari Cooper and Calvin Ridley and he may be the best of all of them. Ruggs is a player that honestly shouldn’t make it out of the top 10. While a lot of the receivers are comparable in this draft class, Ruggs is clearly one of the top three at the position.
He has back to back seasons with over 700 receiving yards where he averaged over 16 yards per reception. He did this in a receiving group that had fellow first round pick to be Jerry Jeudy and an overload of talent. If you thought the Ravens liked Marquise Brown last year, just imagine a world in which Ruggs falls to them. The Ravens would have two speedsters at the wide receiver position who have a chance to become complete superstars. Of the three players in this don’t think about it, just draft bracket Ruggs is the least likely to fall.
The bottom line here is that this is just a thought experiment. These are the players that the Ravens couldn’t pass on because these are the players that shouldn’t be there at 28. These are the prospects that could only fall in a dream scenario. Knowing what the absolute ideal picks are informs the Ravens as to what they are looking for in other prospects. If you can’t have the perfect world draft selection, at least you can find the closest alternatives.