Is It a Should That Ravens Draft a Large Receiver in Very first Spherical?
With Michael Crabtree becoming produced previously this 7 days and John Brown an impending free agent, the Ravens are in rebuilding manner at the extensive receiver placement – again. Now the question results in being how the group addresses the circumstance.
Adam Bonaccorsi of Russell Street Report does not see a excellent suit for the Ravens in free company and thinks the group has pigeonholed by itself into possessing to pick a extensive receiver in the initially round of the draft. The Ravens have the No. 22 decide, and then really do not decide again right until the third round.
“I’m not declaring it is an dreadful circumstance, but possessing such a dire require with absolutely no substitute in area is going to produce challenges,” Bonaccorsi wrote. “Should other groups see the require and have a comparable require at wideout? We’ll start observing groups leap Baltimore to get the coveted receivers, quite possibly pushing Baltimore down to a lesser receiver at 22 than they could’ve had with a better core in area prior to the draft.
“It also means the Ravens have long gone from a placement of becoming in a position to trade down and include far more draft money in a yr they have a slew of requires … to becoming trapped at 22 or risking offering their second-yr quarterback Lamar Jackson a group of wideouts that’s arguably even worse than we’ve seen considering the fact that the pre-[John Harbaugh] times in Baltimore – or at minimum considering the fact that 2013.”
Bonaccorsi does not believe that investing back again to obtain picks and pick a receiver in the second round is the remedy.
“At that point, you’re most likely wanting at getting WR5-7 if you go this route,” he wrote. “D.K. Metcalf is long gone. N’Keal Harry is long gone. Kelvin Harmon is long gone. A.J. Brown is long gone. The Ravens would most likely be banking on Hollywood Brown coming off an harm, Riley Ridley, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. … Practically nothing about their video games screams ‘sure-shot starter’ for me, and all occur with a specified degree of inherent danger.”