The Baltimore Ravens don’t have to go to the wide receiver position in the first round. Here are 2021 NFL Draft prospects the Ravens could target beyond the first round:
The Baltimore Ravens don’t have to take a wide receiver in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. There is actually good reason for optimism at the position. Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins could provide a nice one-two punch for the offense. Devin Duvernay could have a breakout year as a slot receiver, he certainly has the goods.
That’s a lot of speed. The Ravens don’t need to be desperate at the wide receiver position, which was the entire point of signing Watkins. The Ravens also have other needs they can address in the first round. The Ravens need pass rushers and they could use more strength on the offensive line. One can never have enough talent at wide receiver, however, so don’t expect Eric DeCosta to ignore the position.
Let’s take a look at five players who could be great options for the Ravens after the first 32 selections of the 2021 NFL Draft. There is a ton of talent in this wide receiver class. That seems to be something you hear every year though it’s true. College Football is providing some very good receivers to the NFL. Let’s start with a standout from the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
1. Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State)
Tylan Wallace seems like a player the Ravens would have to be interested in. Wallace plays the game tough. At an even six feet tall and 190 pounds, he isn’t the biggest prospect but he plays the game like a big bad wolf. He has good hands. His concentration in traffic is as impressive as his ability to fly by the defenders in the first place.
Wallace is great after the catch. He turns into a running back with the ball in his hands and he knows how to make a big play. He’s a deep threat and a weapon underneath. In four seasons at Oklahoma State, he racked up 205 receptions for 3,434 yards and 26 touchdowns. He finished three of those four seasons with an average of around 17 yards per catch. He’s a big-time playmaker to pay attention to.