Baltimore Ravens NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (3 Rounds): Adding a Big Time Target for Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens have 8 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft and will be looking to find impact players throughout the draft.
The Baltimore Ravens were quite active in free agency in 2017. Free Agency additions like S Tony Jefferson, RB Danny Woodhead, and CB Brandon Carr on top of a key resigning like NT Brandon Williams are nice acquisitions and show that the Ravens are being active in hopes of contention in 2017.[AndrewK]
Free Agency losses like FB Kyle Juszczyk, RT Rick Wagner, DE Lawrence Guy, and WR Kamar Aiken in free agency will hurt but look for their replacements in the NFL Draft.
Some players were cut to free up cap room to sign and resign the players the Ravens want on the team in 2017. OLB Elvis Dumervil and FS Ladarius Webb were some of the cap casualties. Also, C Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the Niners to upgrade on a draft pick.
Finally, this 3 round 2017 NFL Mock Draft for the Baltimore Ravens starts off with Flacco getting a big target on the offense at wide receiver.
With only Mike Wallace back and Aiken leaving in free agency and Steve Smith Sr. retiring, wide receiver is a big hole on the offense. Rookie Chris Moore was mostly a special teamer and Michael Campanaro was signed back late in the year but has not stayed healthy throughout a season. Breshad Perriman came back from injury the year before and had an up and down year. In 2017, Perriman has to step up as the main receiver but more starting caliber talent is needed for Flacco to throw to.
First Round: Pick 16- Mike Williams (WR) – Clemson
The Baltimore Ravens have yet to address the wide receiver position in free agency. Also, the Ravens lost Aiken to the Colts in free agency. As it stands, Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, both speed receivers, would be the starters. He would fit well in Baltimore as a different kind of receiver.
At 6’4″ 218 lbs., Williams can be a nice alternate to the speed at the receiver position. The Clemson receiver would be the possession receiver and a reliable jump ball target on the outside Flacco can throw to. He can be the big target on the outside that can move the chains on a relatively consistent basis.