Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins

Wide receivers for the Baltimore Ravens to consider in the 2020 NFL Draft

  • 2020 NFL Draft
  • baltimore ravens
  • wide receiver prospects
By Mr.Wright March 5, 2020 0 Comment
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The Baltimore Ravens fell short in the AFC Divisional Round of the 2019 playoffs. To take the next step, the wide receiver position will need an upgrade.

After a stellar, yet disappointing 2019 season the Baltimore Ravens look to fortify a few positions that would increase their chances of repeating the same regular-season success. One of those positions being a wide receiver. Outside of wide receiver Hollywood Brown, the Ravens’ receiver core is lacking big play ability. It was evident in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, where the Ravens’ receiver core dropped multiple key passes.

With the 28th pick in the draft, Eric DeCosta will look to bolster up the receiver core with a mix of playmakers that can get separation against defenders but are willing to block. At the 28th spot, the top wide receiver prospects will most likely be off the board. Fortunately, the 2020 wide receiver class is one of the deepest over the last decade, and there will still be high-end talent available. Here are some prospects that the Baltimore Ravens should consider in the first round.

Clemson WR Tee Higgins:

In his two years as a starter at Clemson, Higgins hauled in 118 catches for 2,103 yards and 25 touchdowns. At 6’4 216, Higgins offers a big and physical option for the Ravens to pair with the fast and quick Hollywood Brown. This could be a very potent 1-2 punch for the team. Even though the Ravens have a similar player in Miles Boykin, who hasn’t panned out yet, if they want to upgrade Higgins is a viable replacement as Higgins shows more promise than Boykins.

LSU WR Justin Jefferson:

A couple of NFL.com analysts (Daniel Jeremiah/Lance Zierlein) have Jefferson in the latter half of the first round. If Jefferson falls to the Ravens, it would be an excellent pick-up. At 6’1 202, Jefferson ran a 4.43 and had a 37-foot vertical at the combine showing off his explosiveness and leaping ability. Additionally, Jefferson’s size and athleticism would be perfect to pair with Hollywood Brown. They would give the Ravens another red-zone threat outside of the Tight End trio of Mark Andrews, Hayden Hurst, and Nick Boyle.

Colorado WR Laviska Shenault Jr.:

Shenault Jr is another physical specimen at 6’1 227 lbs. His speed didn’t catch anyone by surprise after running a 4.58 at the combine. But his physical frame allows him to go up for jump balls and be physical at the point of attack. Shenault Jr. had a productive two seasons at Colorado with 142 catches for 1,775 yards and ten touchdowns. His biggest downside is his injury history. He recently had injuries to his labrum and toe. He had surgery on both body parts, but his health remains a big question mark.

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