1. Ravens won’t draft a wide receiver until day three
Baltimore is always in the market for wide receivers right? Just a few weeks ago, fans were likely hoping that the Ravens would be using one of its early picks on providing Lamar Jackson (or whoever will be quarterback) another weapon. That doesn’t seem to be the case now. In fact, Baltimore may not even take a wide receiver until day three (rounds 4-7).
Obviously, a big reason why that’s the case is because of the signing of Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham may be coming off an injury, but when he was last on the football field, he was a dominant wide receiver. With the money that Baltimore is paying Beckham, it’s clear that the team is expecting a lot out of him as a receiver.
With Beckham, a healthy Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay, and the recently added Nelson Agholor, along with the tight ends, it seems clear that Baltimore will opt to use the team’s first few picks in the draft on non-receiver prospects. That doesn’t mean that the Ravens have an elite group of weapons that can’t be improved, just that wide receiver may now be down the list of priorities.
Baltimore probably will add another receiver, but not until rounds four through seven. Currently, the Ravens only have two picks in the first two days of the draft, a first-round pick at No. 22, and a third-round pick at No. 86. Expect those picks to address more pressing needs like corner.