Headline Fixed: Ravens’ Uncertainty at Wide Receiver Addressed in NFL Mock Draft

February 27, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens’ receiving corps is uncertain as a number of members are poised to enter free agency.

However, according to PFF’s most recent mock draft, Lamar Jackson will be bestowed with an imposing offensive weapon.

Despite falling short in the AFC Championship game, the Baltimore Ravens offense proved to be one of football’s finest last season and made a sincere attempt at reaching the Super Bowl.

Retaining most of the players on their roster is a daunting task, and the Ravens are no exception.

The receiver group seems to be in danger of taking the hardest hit.

Although Nelson Agholor has inked a one-year deal, it remains uncertain whether Odell Beckham Jr., Devin Duvernay, or Laquon Treadwell will remain with the team.

If all three do not come back for the 2024 season, then Zay Flowers, Agholor, Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace would be Jackson’s available receiver weapons (excluding tight ends).

In PFF’s most recent mock draft, Ravens’ GM Eric DeCosta selects Florida State’s Keon Coleman to be Lamar’s new massive weapon.

Coleman’s addition to the Baltimore Ravens’ receiving corps adds a new dimension to Todd Monken’s offense given his impressive 6-4, 210lb stature.

With speed already prevalent in their smaller unit, Coleman’s hulking frame poses a significant challenge for opposing defenses trying to contain him.

Coleman’s physical presence proved to be overpowering in the red zone, exemplified by his 11 touchdowns for Florida State last season when he was targeted.

This offseason, the question marks surrounding the future of Ravens’ wide receivers loom significant.

Keon’s skill set extends beyond a single talent, as he exhibits impressive speed and agility with the ball in-hand – making him an ideal candidate for maximizing yards-after-catch.

By delivering swift passes to Coleman on the outskirts of the field, allowing him room to operate freely, Jackson will have access to not only a genuine threat capable of dominating head-to-head battles but also someone efficient enough at executing more strenuous tasks when necessary.

The receiver room in Baltimore is fraught with inquiries for the upcoming year of 2024, however Coleman’s inclusion may quell some uncertainty.