Baltimore Ravens 7 round mock: Double down at wide receiver
The problem with mock drafts is that they’re too good to be true sometimes. I have a hard time imagining Michael Pittman Jr. is available at the 55th pick. His stock seems to be rising as we get closer to the actual NFL Draft. Pittman Jr. is not only the best player on the board, yet he’s also the best player at a position of need. The Ravens just found a very solid receiver to pair with Marquise Brown. Pittman Jr. is a big bodied receiver with a big catch radius and pretty good speed. He’s not a speedster like Brown, yet he is a player that can get past the secondary.
The best receivers in Ravens history have had a surplus of toughness. Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith Sr. and Derrick Mason all had that in common. Pittman Jr. is going to bring the toughness to the wide receiver position for the Ravens. He’s a perfect scheme fit and he’s the perfect fit for the organization. There’s not one thing not to like about this pick. If Pittman Jr. is available at 55 it’s a steal.
Doubling down at the wide receiver position for the second year in a row isn’t a bad idea for a franchise that has always needed wide receivers. Aiyuk is a player that has first round talent. He’s quicker than he is fast and he is a reliable weapon. In 2019 he had 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. Aiyuk would be a good fit for the Ravens, who would all the sudden have four promising receivers all in the beginning chapter of their careers.
He’s a player who will pick up a lot of yards after the catch. He would be the perfect way to complete the receiver room. Brown is the speedster. Pittman Jr. and Miles Boykin are big bodied targets with big play potential. Aiyuk is a receiver that can pick up first downs and make something happen when he gets the football. He’s the possession wide receiver. If this happens in reality, the Ravens offense will be set for the season.