It’s Randy Moss’ son. Let’s go! Okay, so we need a little bit more than that; especially if you’re Eric DeCosta. The Ravens may not “need” another TE, even after trading Hayden Hurst to the Falcons, but it won’t hurt a bit to have another solid-to-good TE on the roster, and Thaddeus is just that. He’s serviceable as a receiver, but the main reason the Ravens would want him? He’s a heck of a blocker. We know how Greg Roman likes to use two and three Tight End packages, and Moss gives him a great blocker and solid receiver to replace Hayden Hurst. At this point in the mock draft, the IOL, WR, and EDGE positions have actually been filled in nicely, and no other WR the Ravens may be interested in at this point was sitting in the Top 100, so picking this intriguing TE prospect works out quite well.
So, I know what you’re thinking: What about linebacker?! I passed on Kenneth Murray when I had the chance to get him in the First Round, shouldn’t I have gone for the next-best LB in Round 2? Well, that’s the thing; the gap between late Round 1 and late Round 3 LBs in this draft isn’t a chasm, it’s a crevice. Wilson is a fantastic LB prospect for the Ravens, and I believe he’s an upgrade over anyone they have in the position at the moment. At 6’2” and 241lbs, he’s about as small as the Ravens should go for a “thumping” linebacker, but Wilson led the Cowboys in tackles two years in a row and likes to intercept and break up passes. Basically, he’s an all-rounder with a lean towards run-stopper. He’s a durable AP All-American; I think the Ravens will be just fine getting their LB fix in the draft in the 3rd Round.