Metcalf isn’t the only extensive receiver remaining joined to the Ravens in mock drafts. Other people include Ole Pass up teammate A.J. Brown, N’Keal Harry of Arizona State, Marquise Brown of Oklahoma, Kelvin Harmon of N.C. State and Riley Ridley of Ga.
Metcalf, A.J. Brown, Harry, Harmon and Ridley are possession and big-play receivers who could fill the void left by Crabtree’s predicted departure. Nonetheless, the Ravens are not ruling out drafting a speed receiver like Marquise Brown, who will not participate in drills at the Incorporate due to Lisfranc foot surgical procedure. Blocking is not the 5-foot-10, 170 pounder’s forte, but he is a playmaker, some thing the Ravens covet.
“We’re not getting a good blocker who just can’t catch,” Hortiz reported.
“It’s a pretty deep group. Leading-tier, I assume everyone is heading to most likely have distinctive guys at the prime. … There are guys in the first, next, 3rd rounds that are heading to have a probability to appear in and be starters in the NFL.”
The Ravens have not strike on extensive receivers early in the draft extremely typically. Their most the latest first-spherical pick at extensive receiver, Breshad Perriman (2015), only caught 43 passes in 3 seasons with the Ravens right before remaining introduced in 2018 and picked up by the Cleveland Browns.
DeCosta talked about the team’s approach to drafting extensive receivers through his introductory push convention last month. If the Ravens get a extensive receiver early, they want to make confident the decide on the appropriate 1.
“That’s a challenging placement, I assume, to draft and to scout and to produce for a good deal of motives,” DeCosta reported. “But in the conclusion, I’ve uncovered from Ozzie (Newsome) that the guy has to catch the soccer – first and foremost. You’d like the guy to have some toughness and some speed, some route skill, there’s a good deal of distinctive points you seem for. Blocking as a extensive receiver for us is important. Yet again, we’ll hash these guys out in the draft meetings and totally free company and try to uncover the guys that in shape us finest.”