Ranking 5 best wide receiver options for Ravens in 2024 NFL Draft

The Ravens still need to add more wide receivers.
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The Baltimore Ravens have seemingly needed wide receiver help for the entire history of the franchise, and this season is no different. Zay Flowers has proven to be a solid player in the pros, but the Ravens might need to get him a running mate with a higher ceiling early in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Ravens once again picked a very good year to need a wide receiver, as there are a dozen receivers in this class who have at least an outside shot of being picked in the first round. If the Ravens decide to eschew picking an offensive tackle with the No. 30 overall pick, a wide receiver might be in the cards.

The Ravens are in a position to draft a standout No. 2 receiver who could star next to Flowers and keep Lamar Jackson in an advantageous position as he tries to repeat as MVP. These five players, who will likely be picked in the Top 50 selections, should be on Baltimore's radar.

Ranking Top 5 wide receiver options for Baltimore Ravens in 2024 NFL Draft

5. Roman Wilson, Michigan

While JJ McCarthy didn't have the most wide-open passing game at Michigan, he was able to connect with Wilson quite regularly. With proven 4.4 speed that helps him get open downfield and tremendous hands, Wilson might be one of the most productive receivers in this class as a rookie.

Wilson lacks the wiggle and elusiveness as a runner that many of the other receivers who project as slot players have, which could make for a very puzzling fit on some teams. With the success Flowers had in Baltimore, offensive coordinator Todd Monken has shown he can turn smaller, quicker receivers into stars.

Troy Franklin could become a vertical weapon for the Baltimore Ravens

4. Troy Franklin, Oregon

Franklin is at his best the further downfield he gets. With great downfield acceleration, solid ball-tracking, and a high football IQ that lets him find open spaces in coverage, Franklin's gaudy production at Oregon looks like it will translate to any NFL offense that will turn it loose down the field.

Franklin is extremely skinny, as his nearly 6-3 frame weighs (on a good day) around 180 pounds. Physical corners who can disrupt at the line of scrimmage gave him some trouble last year. Whoever drafts Franklin needs to use him in a very specific way as he tries to beef up.