If the Ravens go wide receiver in the first round, there are other options besides Marshall. I have seen mock drafts that have the Ravens taking Rashod Bateman. Kadarius Toney is also an option. Personally, I feel like Marshall is the better option.
All of them have potential, but Terrace Marshall Jr. comes from the same program that Justin Jefferson did. Yes, the same Justin Jefferson who had a breakout rookie campaign for the Minnesota Vikings, with 88 receptions for 1,400 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. The same Justin Jefferson who was snubbed out of winning the Rookie of the Year award.
In 2019, Marshall played behind both Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. They put up big numbers, but Marshall still managed to haul in 13 touchdowns on only 46 catches that year. Then, in 2020, Marshall grabbed another 48 receptions for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns.
With his 6’3″ and 200-lbs. frame, he could be just what the Ravens need at wide receiver. The Ravens already have speed in Marquise Brown. Marshall can go up and get the ball, especially on deep passes. Don’t believe me? Go watch his tape. He could end up being a touchdown machine in the NFL.
Carlos Basham Jr. could immediately become a great force at the line of scrimmage for the Ravens. While I do like Joseph Ossai, an argument could be made that the Ravens have a similar versatile player in Tyus Bowser. Basham Jr. may very well be the better pass rusher.
In fact, if we take a look at the stats of his last 19 games, we can see just how good he is. In his last 19 games, he had 22.5 tackles for a loss, 15 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. This is a no-brainer for me if he is still available when the Ravens take their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.