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By: Vasilis Lericos

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Will the Ravens draft a wide receiver? It depends what you believe.

Brian Wacker, The Baltimore Sun

As for [Adonai] Mitchell, he’s a 6-foot-4, 196-pound speed shifter who had 55 receptions for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and is projected to be picked in the late first/early second round. He also said Friday that he likes to take nuggets from various receivers’ games and add it to his own, because, “if you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t trying, and I definitely try to cheat a lot.”

No matter what the Ravens do, though, there is a need at the position with Flowers, Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor and little-used Tylan Wallace the only receivers under contract. Odell Beckham Jr. (who is technically under contract but expected to be released post-June 1 if not re-signed), Devin Duvernay and Laquon Treadwell, meanwhile, are likely headed for free agency.

And with the Ravens failing to have a 1,000-yard wide receiver for the sixth time in the past seven years, it would make sense to try to bolster the position.

Among the other receivers Baltimore met with: Oregon’s Troy Franklin, Florida State’s Keon Coleman and Georgia’s Ladd McConkey and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint. Of that group, all but Rosemy-Jacksaint project to be drafted the first two days, and each presents different skills.

2024 NFL Scouting Combine stock up/stock down, Day 3: Xavier Worthy soars with record-breaking run

Chad Reuter, NFL.com

Stock up

Isaac Guerendo

Louisville · RB

Guerendo put his athleticism on display, running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash and jumping out of the gym (41 1/2-inch vertical, 10-foot-9 broad) at a stout 221 pounds. He fought through injuries and a stacked depth chart at Wisconsin before getting more carries with Louisville in 2023. Guerendo’s footwork was solid in drills and he caught every ball thrown his way, so watch for his stock to continue to rise.

Stock down

Keon Coleman

Florida State · WR

Coleman’s first-round chances likely took a hit on Saturday. Even with Coleman checking in at 213 pounds, a 4.61-second 40-yard dash is not what teams want to see in a top-level prospect. His jumps were fine (38-inch vertical, 10-foot-7 broad), and his straight-line strides on the field were impressive. Not surprisingly, the 6-foot-3 1/4 receiver was not sudden in his cuts and transitions when running routes. Coleman has a chance to be a very good vertical threat in the NFL, but he did not look like an elite overall prospect during his workout.

Troy Franklin

Oregon · WR

Franklin’s 4.41-second 40-yard dash was strong, even with the receiver at just 176 pounds. His drill work was lacking, though, starting with a rough gauntlet drill where he weaved all over the line and dropped passes. Franklin struggled to cleanly get around cones and was inconsistent keeping his balance on deep throws. He did make a couple of nice catches, tapping his feet inbounds. Overall, I don’t believe the workout will help his chances of being a first-round pick.

Highest-graded safeties from the 2023 NFL season: Antoine Winfield Jr. shines

Lauren Gray, PFF

6. KYLE HAMILTON, BALTIMORE RAVENS: 86.4

Hamilton’s stellar sophomore season included top-three finishes in pass-rush grade (92.8) and coverage grade (90.1). He ranked second in pass-rush productivity (21.6), recording 16 quarterback pressures at a rate of 36.4% (fourth). He faced 72 targets in coverage and finished second in first-down-plus-touchdown rate allowed (18.1%) and yards allowed per target (4.3).

19. MARCUS WILLIAMS, BALTIMORE RAVENS: 73.8

Williams earned a career-low run-defense grade (60.8), likely due to his tackling woes while recovering from a torn pec, but maintained a strong coverage grade (76.4). He faced 28 targets in 2023 and ranked first in forced incompletion rate (35.7%) and pass breakups (10). Williams placed fifth in zone coverage grade, as well.

Five Offensive Line Prospects to Watch

Clifton Brown, BaltimoreRavens.com

G Cooper Beebe, Kansas State

What’s to like: Beebe makes a habit of pancaking people at the line of scrimmage. Listed at 6-foot-4, 335 pounds, he was a massive presence at left guard for Kansas State who had the agility to be an effective pulling guard on inside runs. Beebe would fit the Ravens’ desire to be physical up front.

Amarius Mims, Georgia

What’s to like: When Mims was at his best, few right tackles in college football were better. He has size (6-foot-7, 330 pounds) and strength, and the Ravens can get inside intel on Mims from Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken, who coached Mims in college. Mims only played in 30 college games, but he has all the tools to be a dominant offensive tackle.

Jordan Morgan, Arizona

What’s to like: Morgan has been a technician in pass protection, allowing just one sack over the past two seasons. He’s also versatile enough to move inside to guard if tackle isn’t his best NFL position. After suffering an ACL tear in 2022, Morgan seems fully recovered and his best football could be ahead.

2024 NFL Combine takeaways: Grades for top OL prospects, plus winners and losers from on-field workouts

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports

Amarius Mims, Georgia: A

Such a shame Mims pulled up lame on his second 40-yard dash because he was en route to a legendary workout. At nearly 6-8 and 340 pounds, running under 5.10 is insane. Even more unfathomable — the Bulldogs bulldozing blocker had a 9-3 broad jump, which will place right around the 87th percentile among offensive tackles in the combine since 1999. No human should be able to move 340 pounds in the air that far.

Other winners

Troy Fautanu, OT/OG, Washington

No one is quite sure if Fautanu can stay on the edge or must jump inside in the NFL, but we’re all sure he’s a spectacular athlete on the offensive line. He dazzled sliding his feet in the wave drill, was explosive in both the short and long pull drills on the field, and had one of the faster 40-yard dashes (5.01) with a Top 10 time in the 10-yard split (1.71).

Mason McCormick, G, South Dakota State

Awesome testing across the board for the Jackrabbit blocker. Tied for the highest broad jump at 9-9. Had the third-highest vertical at 35.5 inches. McCormick’s 1.69 10-yard split was tied for the sixth-fastest among all offensive lineman. There are always athleticism questions from FCS prospects, and now we know McCormick is an upper-level athlete for the guard spot by NFL standards.

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