4 Day 2 picks in 2024 NFL Draft who could break Ravens' second-round curse

The Ravens could get back on track with these players.
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3. Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida

There are many solid receiver prospects in this range, with Washington's Ja'Lynn Polk and Western Kentucky's Malachi Corley (who Baltimore has met) standing out. Pearsall's recent surge up the rankings is further proof the league considered the Arizona State transfer as the best of that bunch.

Pearsall finished last year with 65 catches, 966 yards, and four touchdowns despite a conservative passing game with Graham Mertz at the trigger and a lack of elite weapons around him. He's not the most physical player in the world, but Pearsall appears to have been created in a lab to play in the slot for a coordinator like Todd Monken.

The Baltimore Ravens should consider drafting Ricky Pearsall

Pearsall's 4.4 speed makes him a master at getting separation at the line of scrimmage, and he is more than elusive when he gets a chance to make plays as a runner. A solid route technician with five years of collegiate experience, Pearsall should be more prepared to contribute as a rookie than most wideouts in this class.

Even if the Ravens are in on the Rashod Bateman resurgence, putting Pearsall in the slot could give the offense a kick in the rear. With solid hands and route-running, Pearsall has the ability to move outside while Zay Flowers piles up the yards in the slot. If he is there at 62, he needs to be the pick.