3 moves the Ravens must make to reach next year's Super Bowl

Baltimore knows next season is pivotal for them.

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2. Draft a standout wide receiver

The Ravens appear to have reversed their recent draft trend of missing on wide receivers, as 2023 first-rounder Zay Flowers looks like a quality speedster who will challenge for 1,000-yard seasons regularly. The issues with the passing game stemmed from, once again, lackluster depth at the position.

Odell Beckham Jr. can still make some plays, but it would be foolish to end the season with him as the WR2, given his age and state of abilities. Nelson Agholor is as milquetoast and uninspiring a veteran wideout as there is, and Rashod Bateman is running out of real estate to prove himself. New blood is needed.

The Baltimore Ravens could draft a wide receiver early in 2024.

Outside of the consensus top three of Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr, LSU's Malik Nabers, and Washington's Rome Udonze, the rest of the 2024 WR class is a major unknown. About a dozen players could conceivably sneak into the late first round, right around Baltimore's No. 30 overall pick.

A physical jump-ball magnet like Florida State's Keon Coleman, a red zone machine like LSU's Brian Thomas Jr, or a taller vertical threat like Oregon's Troy Franklin could all be an impactful addition to Todd Monken's offense. Until they get that No. 1 star for Jackson on the outside, they must keep adding young receivers in April.