Ravens Draft: 3 mid-round WRs to compliment Odell Beckham Jr.
By Ryan Heckman
Wide receivers the Ravens could add in the 2023 NFL Draft to compliment Odell Beckham Jr.: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
Finally, we come to one of my personal favorite wide receivers in this draft class. And, he could potentially be found in the fourth round, surprisingly.
Tennessee's Cedric Tillman will be overshadowed by his teammate, Jaylin Hyatt, who could hear his name called in late Round 1 or early Round 2. Yet, Tillman has a ton of NFL-ready traits that could see him have just as good, if not a better career than Hyatt. Sure, those are some bold words. But, Tillman has "it."
First and foremost, Tillman is 6-foot-3 and weighs 213 pounds. His size and willingness to catch the ball in traffic makes him perfect to line up anywhere he's asked. That could come into play being on the field with Beckham, too, because the veteran is someone who can also be used in a multitude of ways.
Tillman is plenty fast, posting a 4.54 at the Combine, but more importantly, he has a lot of the other factors that make him an NFL-type from the get-go. His body control and physicality are fantastic, allowing him to shed tacklers and manhandle opposing defensive backs. He's also great at the point of catch, showing off top-notch ball skills.
Above all else, know this: Tillman put on a show against the best of the best last year, Alabama and Georgia. In those two games, he caught 17 passes for 352 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Case closed; the guy is ready for the big stage.