Ravens linked to ‘bona fide deep threat’ in 2023 NFL mock draft

Ravens, Jalin Hyatt (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)
Ravens, Jalin Hyatt (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens could use extra wideout depth after this season, and one early NFL mock draft has them taking a rangy receiver out of Tennessee.

It’s probably too early to be discussing 2023 mock draft options since the Ravens remain top of the AFC North and are in firm playoff position.

Yet it’s no secret that the Ravens’ wide receiver unit poses as one of the thinnest groups in the league and could use young and talented reinforcements.

Rashod Bateman will hopefully return to full health next season and Devin Duvernay could still carve out a sizeable role, yet after 2022, vets like Demarcus Robinson and DeSean Jackson may not stick around.

The Ravens aren’t one to throw cash at free agents in the offseason, and the Odell Beckham Jr. signing is nothing but a fantasy at this point.

Baltimore neglected to boost its wideout corps last draft and could reasonably go after a top pass-catcher in 2023.

CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson had the Ravens selecting Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt with their 27th overall pick:

"“Hyatt wasn’t in the first-round conversation heading into the season but he’s a great example of a player taking advantage of his opportunities, thanks in large part to Hendon Hooker’s Heisman Trophy campaign. Hyatt is a bona fide deep threat who consistently stacks defensive backs who have been helpless to do much about it all season.”"

Ravens select WR Jalin Hyatt in first round of recent 2023 mock draft

Wilson describes Hyatt as a real “deep threat” and Hyatt has indeed garnered national attention for his ability to make big plays.

The 6-foot speedster has boomed on the Volunteers this past season, sitting third nationally in total receiving yards and fourth in receiving yards per game.

Hyatt is currently in his junior year and ranks as the national leader in touchdowns, not to mention he also holds the program record for most single-game touchdown receptions.

If Hyatt continues his top-tier production, he’ll enter the 2023 draft as a highly coveted wideout prospect and could potentially make a dangerous offensive pairing with Rashod Bateman.

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The Ravens should remain focused on securing the AFC North title this season, but it’s worth keeping an eye on a talented wideout like Jalin Hyatt for when the 2023 draft rolls around.