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The Ravens were in desperate need of a receiver heading into the draft. They might still be, despite drafting Elon's Aaron Mellette in the seventh round.
Mellette is a big, physical possession receiver who is a savvy route-runner and excels at catching the ball in traffic. Sound familiar? He has a lot in common with departed star Anquan Boldin.
That having been said, Boldin played at Florida State against elite competition. Mellette played at Elon, meaning he has a lot of questions to answer about level of competition. Despite the limited sample size, Mellette did excel against Vanderbilt and at the Senior Bowl.
Mellette is probably the most unpredictable player in the Ravens' draft class. There is an opportunity to be had at receiver, where only Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are at all established.
That having been said, I'd be shocked if Mellette can beat out Tandon Doss, Tommy Streeter and Deonte Thompson for a roster spot this year. Long term, though, Mellette does have the potential to grow into a solid possession receiver.