5 wide receivers Ravens must target on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

The Ravens need to add one more playmaker.
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The Baltimore Ravens appear to have crushed it thus far in the 2024 NFL Draft. The team hasn't addressed their need for a better No. 3 wide receiver, but the rest of the roster received some much-needed upgrades in the first three rounds of the draft.

Between adding one of the best cornerbacks in the draft in Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins, a possible starting right tackle in Washington's Roger Rosengarten, and a speedy pass rusher in Penn State's Adisa Isaac, Eric DeCosta can leave this draft with his head held high.

The biggest issue Baltimore must address on Day 3 is on the perimeter. Luckily for the Ravens, there are a host of quality wide receivers that managed to slip through the cracks and end up back in their wheelhouse.

5 wide receivers the Baltimore Ravens could pick on Day 3 of 2024 NFL Draft

5. Jamari Thrash, Louisville

The Ravens could look to add a vertical threat with great tracking down the field, and Thrash was able to make enough big plays at both Georgia State and Louisville thanks to great speed that can set him apart. Thrash is also a much better route-runner than many of the receivers available at this point.

4. Johnny Wilson, Florida State

The Ravens can teach the technical parts of playing wide receiver. They can't teach being 6-6 and 230 pounds with the biggest catch radius in this class. Wilson falling to the fourth round despite testing out with better speed than most expected counts as a mild surprise.

3. Tez Walker, North Carolina

Walker is a one-trick pony right now, but that trick is so deadly that Baltimore should consider bringing him in as they try to become a more vertical passing offense. His rouet-running is limited, but Walker is a bigger target with great speed and ball-tracking on deeper routes that will get snaps instantly.

2. Brenden Rice, USC

Rice, the son of the greatest wide receiver ever in Jerry Rice, doesn't have Walker's speed, but he possesses tremendous hands, great contested catch skills, and playmaking over the middle. Rice might be a higher-floor option when compared to Walker, and Baltimore must take advantage.

1. Troy Franklin, Oregon

The fact Franklin wasn't picked in the first round was a mild surprise. The fact he didn't get picked at all on Day 2 is shocking. With great explosion off the line, solid route-running, and improvement as a ball carrier after catching a short pass, everything about Franklin's game suggests he would be a quality No. 3 receiver for the Ravens.