The Marquise Brown dream is over. The Deebo Samuel one may still be alive? In any case, the Baltimore Ravens need to add reinforcements to their wide receiver room and can start on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
If the Brown trade felt like the curveball you never saw coming, that’s because the Ravens wanted it that way. According to NFL’s Ian Rapoport, everyone in Ravens camp who knew about the trade kept it very hush-hush, and had word got out about it, Brown may never have been traded.
All facts considered, Baltimore has very little to regret about the transaction, at least in the long-term. The franchise traded away a disgruntled player for essential a first-round pick, and in a market where wide receiver salaries are exploding by the minute, the Ravens can start anew and rebuild at the position this year.
Baltimore owns just two picks in the second and third round (No. 45 and No. 76), but there’s a chance the team will trade up given its six fourth-round selections. Heading into Day 2 of the draft, which receivers present the best targets for Lamar Jackson?
We take a look at three wide receiver prospects who may not revolutionize the Ravens’ passing offense but can find success in ancillary roles in 2022.