Baylor WR Kendall Wright Meets Ravens Needs

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Kendall Wright #1 of the Baylor Bears runs during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

When Baylor University held their Pro Day earlier this week, just about everybody there was watching Heisman Trophy winning QB Robert Griffin III work out. At the same time, with the obvious knowledge that he will be the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, there were those who came to see the guy who was on the receiving end of 108 of those completions in 2011.

WR Kendall Wright caught all those balls for over 1,600 yards and 12 TD's, an unheard number for 13 games at the collegiate level. Wright was an All-American and set school records for receptions, receiving yards and TD catches. His national honors were too numerous to list here, but can be viewed by clicking on his name to get to the Baylor Bears official site.

Starting in the slot for most of his career, Wright could be that speedy, elusive receiver who gets downfield for the long bomb, but also can take a quick slant to the end zone every time he touches the ball. While not Baylor's primary kick returner, he did field a few punts this past year and his 4.4 40-yard dash speed makes him a breakaway threat.

The Baltimore Ravens could use a player with Wright's skills and while some may think we need a bigger target such as Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill, Wright has the resume that could easily fill the bill that QB Joe Flacco would love to have at his disposal. However, many Mock Drafts have Kendall going long before the Ravens pick at #29 of the first round. SSB Nation's Mock Draft has him being selected by the Houston Texans at #24, where he would be a perfect complement to WR Andre Johnson for QB Matt Schaub.

The Ravens will undoubtedly be looking for another WR in this year's draft class and whether they decide to use their first pick or a different one in the middle rounds remains to be seen. However, adding a receiver with Wright's obvious athletic abilities and skills would instantly upgrade the Ravens passing offense.

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