- The Baltimore Ravens have -110 odds to draft a wide receiver in the first round of the playoffs.
- The Ravens have the 28th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
BALTIMORE — With the Baltimore Ravens season coming to an end in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, it is time for the Ravens to shift their focus to the NFL Draft and focus on what they need.
With the draft coming up, one major need that the Ravens must take care of early on is the services of a receiver. With the Ravens desperately needing a receiver,
NFL sportsbooks have odds on if they will take a wideout in the first round of the Draft.
Will Ravens Draft A WR In The 1st Round 2021?
- Yes -110
- No -130
It is surprising that the Baltimore Ravens odds to draft a receiver in the first round are not favored. The Ravens receiving core is not up to par compared to the rest of the league as their top three receiver spots are filled out by Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Miles Boykin.
Of the three, Marquise Brown is the only one with the ability to be starting on another NFL roster. Together, Snead and Boykin combined for just 700 receiving yards while Brown went for over 750 on his own.
Luckily for the Ravens, the upcoming NFL Draft is filled with NFL-ready wide receivers. The top-ranked receiver in the upcoming draft is LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, who won the National Championship with the team in LSU but sat out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Chase is more than NFL ready as he was listed as the WR1 over Justin Jefferson in 2019 where he went for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. That being said, he should be at the top of the Ravens list if available.
Other receivers on their list should be the Alabama duo of DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle who helped lead Alabama to a National Championship. Either one of these receivers would certainly boost the Ravens' receiving core.
Being that the Ravens' only real problem on their roster are heir receivers, NFL bettors can certainly make money betting on them drafting a receiver being that they are thin at the position.
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