The Baltimore Ravens made some under the radar moves this offseason like signing wide receiver Sammy Watkins to a one-year, prove-it deal and re-signing defenders Derek Wolfe, Tyus Bowser, and Justin Ellis to reasonable contracts.
To solidify their status as contenders and level up, they will have to knock the upcoming draft out of the park. Below are the three best players the Ravens can choose with their 27th overall selection.
1. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Baltimore’s philosophy on offense is run-based and rightfully, so when you have an electrifying quarterback like Lamar Jackson. Opposing teams worry about being torched by his legs more than his arm. With the two-headed rushing attack led by J. K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, the Ravens are poised to run all over teams once again.
It comes as no surprise then that the team had the least total number of passing yards last season. The team’s top receiving options are wideout Marquise Brown and tight end Mark Andrews. It remains to be seen whether the former can be a true number one option on a contending team, while the latter needs to be more consistent in his production.