Friday, February 18, 2011

Ravens Going WR in Round 1?

It's being thrown around that the Baltimore Ravens are going with a wide receiver in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Picking a wider receiver may be a bad idea for the ravens. You already have four veteran receivers in Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and then TJ Houshmandzadeh and Donte Stallworth if they re-sign. TJ Houshmandzadeh said after the loss to the Steelers in the Divisional round playoffs he would like to come back to Baltimore. I doubt that Donte Stallworth would come back. Stallworth was suppose to be the number three receiver until he hurt his ankle in pre-season and missed 6 weeks. Baltimore then went out and signed Houshmandzadeh.

Would the Ravens really take wide out with four veterans already filling up the depth chart? Mike Mayock certainly thinks the Ravens will take a wide receiver. Baltimore has said they want to get younger and faster and the receiver position. Mayock thinks Torrey Smith from the University of Maryland fits that role. Smith had 67 receptions, 2215 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns during his senior year. Being a Maryland fan myself, I love Torrey Smith. I Think he is a much better player than Darrius Heyward-Bey was. Smith may be a bit slower but he can do everything else better than Heyward-Bey. I wouldn't mind drafting Smith but I don't think the Ravens should pick him in the first round. The Ravens need an offensive lineman or corner back.

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