3 NFL Draft prospects Ravens could select to make Lamar Jackson's life easier

The Ravens need to maximize Jackson's skills

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The Baltimore Ravens have an obligation to invest as much in their team as humanly possible in the next few years, as Lamar Jackson is in the middle of his prime and ready to take Baltimore as far as possible. While they flamed out in the postseason, Baltimore is once again ready to contend for a title.

The Ravens managed to sign Derrick Henry in free agency, but Eric DeCosta and John Harbaugh need to make a few more additions around him. The wide receiver room could use one more big name in the mix, and the offensive line lose three of their five starters from 2023's exceptional unit.

Baltimore has a perfect chance to add some more talent to the mix in the 2024 NFL Draft. If DeCosta ends up once again flexing his scouting muscles and landing a star, they could bring in a long-term contributor. Jackson might want them to take another lineman or get him another field stretcher.

While these three prospects might not necessarily be the best player available when Baltimore makes their pick at No. 30 overall, no one can deny the fact this entire trio would be able to step right in and either keep Jackson upright in the pocket or get open down the field for him.

3 2024 NFL Draft prospects who would make like easier for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

3. Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

If the Ravens trade out of the first round and pick up an early second-round pick, they could try to draft a player that has a complementary skillset to what speed demon Zay Flowers brings to the table. Coleman isn't going to win any 100-yard sprints, but he looks like a classic X-receiver.

Coleman recorded 50 catches for 698 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He is one of the best in this class at making contested catches, as his giant frame and verticality make him a prototypical red zone threat. As a runner, Coleman shows more wiggle and horizontal speed than his iffy 40-yard dash time would suggest.

The Baltimore Ravens could get use out of Keon Coleman.

Coleman and Flowers are perfectly opposite in their skillsets, but they could end up working in harmony together in Todd Monken's offense. Monken helped Mike Evans and Chris Godwin come into form in Tampa Bay while also working with another big guy/little guy tandem at Georgia in George Pickens and Ladd McConkey.

Picking a slower receiver over more speedy targets might be a bit risky, but Coleman has shown more skill as a runner than most receivers his size to go along with a genuinely freakish catch radius. Imagine Coleman as a much more exciting and effective version of what Demarcus Robinson tried to be in 2022.