Round 4, pick 129
I know. I didn’t land that prototypical “X” receiver in this draft, and that makes the growth of Miles Boykin exponentially more important. But I love what Bowden can bring to the Ravens as another weapon for offensive coordinator Greg Roman, and special teams coach Chris Horton. Bowden can be a dangerous returner out of the gates for the team, and he brings some of that “unconventional weaponry” to the offense that Shenault brings. The more toys the better, right? Between Shenault and Bowden, at least one of these guys will be a game-changer.
Round 4, pick 134
A solid blocker and seam-stretcher who can help replace the loss of Hayden Hurst. I don’t see Okwuegbunam as a replacement for Mark Andrews or Nick Boyle, but he can be a complimentary player to both. With Marquise Brown, Boykin, Shenault, Bowden and others, Okwuegbunam is the type of sneaky threat who can split a defense for 35 yards up the middle on a second-and-three. That wins ballgames. That’s what we’re trying to do, right?
Round 5, pick 157
Round 7, pick 225
Myles Bryant, CB, Washington — Bryant is a 5’9″ cornerback who is feisty every snap and has never seen a tackle he didn’t want to make. The Draft Network’s Benjamin Solak made me laugh with this nugget about Bryant:
"“Can over-estimate his own physicality and try to exchange power with players he should not engage.”"
That sounds like my kind of slot corner, especially if he can learn behind Tavon Young, another player who enjoys a good dust-up or two with larger foes.”
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