According to ESPN Insider Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 2.0, the Baltimore Ravens will be filling a glaring need in their offense in April's NFL Draft by grabbing that needed big wide receiver. No, it's obviously not going to be Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant, whom Kiper sees going #10 to the Denver Broncos. It's not even Cincinnati's Marty Gilyard, whom Kiper doesn't even see going in the first round.
Instead, he has the Ravens going for Illinois wide out Arrelious Benn. Just who is Benn?
Arrelious Benn is a junior out of Washington D.C.'s Dunbar High, so he would sort of be coming home to this area. Built like the big wide receiver the team covets, Benn stands 6'2" and weighs in at a solid 220 pounds. While he seemed to have a down season in 2009 with only 38 receptions for 490 yards and two TD's, his 2008 season is probably what is attracting the Ravens scouts, as he grabbed 67 balls for 1,055 yards and three TD catches.
As a freshman, Benn was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore he was a 4th team All-American (by Phil Steele Magazine), and the media named him 1st team All-Big Ten. In his junior season, he slipped to Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. Finally, despite playing only three years and starting just two of them, Benn ranks in the top seven in virtually every receiving category in the school's history.
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