John Ross - The bolt of lightning guaranteed a first round selection with the record breaking forty time (4.22) and the fifth best broad jump by wide receivers since 2003 (11’ 1”) (According to reddit.com/r/nfl). These stats, along with his on-the-field production last year, prove he’s capable of NFL play, so long as the injury bug leaves him alone. Either way, this could be a player a team ahead of Baltimore may want to take early to stretch the field and punish weak safety play.
O.J. Howard - A man measuring in at 6’6” and 249 pounds, ran a 4.51 40-yard dash.
For comparison, O.J. ran the same time as Fournette, while standing six inches taller and ten more pounds. A clear freak of nature. Howard was a top product of Alabama, and produced consistently, even in the CFB Championship game. A tight end with his resume may drop another prospect to the Ravens. Safeties will not enjoy covering a player so big, so fast, so strong. It is worrisome though, because a freak tight end from Alabama could be too tempting for Ozzie, the former tight end from Bama. Would he be a great addition, yes. The problem though, Ozzie has invested in Nick Boyle, Darren Waller, Maxx Williams, Dennis Pitta and Benjamin Watson. Baltimore needs to direct their attention elsewhere.
Evan Engram - A tight end with fluid hips, great hands, and a faster forty than both A.J. Green and DeAndre Hopkins. While Howard is clearly the front runner, don’t count out a second powerful prospect from a reach. Teams love a true tight end threat, and Engram is proving he can make plays.
It only takes one reach, or one out-of-the-ordinary pick to drop a better prospect into the Ravens range. The gaudy stats of the combine have helped Baltimore with a possible fall to their 16 overall.