If the Ravens want to take more swings to the wide receiver position, this year’s draft offers a golden opportunity.
Scouts qualify as perhaps the deepest 2020 draft class ever seen at wide receiver, and the Ravens have nine choices in total, including seven in the first four rounds.
General Manager Eric DeCosta selected two wide receivers early last year, first-round pick Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and third-round pick Miles Boykin. Although the wide receiver position is not the Ravens’ most pressing need in the draft, there will be an opportunity to add another wide game creation receiver for Lamar Jackson.
“We love our receivers, first and foremost,” said DeCosta during a pre-draft conference call. “I think Myles and Marquise and Willie (Snead IV) and (we) brought Chris (Moore) back, we have guys who we think are going to take this leap. We really like this piece.
“Do we feel the urgency? We probably feel it in every position. We want to be the best we can be in each position. It turns out that it’s a broad receiver class with a lot of very good players. If we are on the clock and we think this guy is the best player, we will probably choose him. Hopefully we can build our attack to the point where we can say, “Hey, we are indefensible.” “
Several wide receivers have been linked to the Ravens in 28th choice simulations, including Justin Jefferson of LSU, Tee Higgins of Clemson, Denzel Mims of Baylor and Laviska Shenault Jr. of Colorado.