shopping raven
shopping raven

NFL Draft Spotlight by Team – #25 Pick by the Baltimore Ravens

#25 – Baltimore Ravens – Jermaine Gresham – Oklahoma

After all of the rumors about every WR in the league being traded to the Ravens that was suspected of being shopped, they finally got one. Anquan Boldin is their biggest offseason acquisition and should help this team immediately. Flacco finally has a good WR to work with, and we’ll see if Boldin can be a true #1 receiver. Boldin needs to be paired with a deep threat, so the team should consider getting Demaryius Thomas from Georgia Tech here, but Jermaine Gresham can be just as good of a receiver. Todd Heap is only 30, but you wouldn’t guess it the way he’s fallen off the map. He used to be an elite pass catching TE, but injuries have really messed up his game. Jermaine Gresham should be a top 15 or even a top 10 pick, but he was injured for all of last year. He’s the consensus #1 TE in this draft class and very worthy of it. Giving Joe Flacco Anquan Boldin for short passes and Jermaine Gresham in the end zone will help his development into an elite young QB.

The defense seems like it will be good forever, but the team needs to make a couple of good picks and start to think about finding a replacement for the 34 year old Ray Lewis. The team also needs more depth at corner. The team didn’t add any big names in free agency, only resigned Derrick Mason, so they will have to look in the draft. Ozzie Newsome is one of the best college talent evaluators, so expect the team to be fine.

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