With just under two weeks until the NFL Scouting Combine, front offices across the league are beginning to assemble their draft boards of the over 1000 eligible prospects. The Baltimore Ravens will head to the combine looking for very specific needs at an array of positions.
General Manager Ozzie Newsome stated after the season that the Ravens will be targeting three positions this offseason: A reliable wide receiver who can make plays on third down, an athletic and rangy free safety and additional girth on the offensive line, especially up the middle.
Whether the Ravens will fill these needs in free agency or the draft is unclear, but if history tells us anything, Newsome and company will be looking to draft players who can contribute right away. Last season, the Ravens drafted S Matt Elam in the first round and Elam went on to start 15 games for the Ravens.
Let’s take a look at six prospects that can come in and contribute from day one for the Ravens. While generally late round prospects are figured to be more developmental, with the depth of this draft class, starters will be found on day two and day three of this year’s draft.
The criteria for this list is derived from detailed research and film study of all prospects and are assembled alphabetically.