One of the biggest needs for the Ravens in the quickly approaching 2017 NFL Draft is wide receiver. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (formerly a Ravens reporter for the Baltimore Sun), the Ravens have high interest in one of the draft’s top two wide receivers.
Ravens have considerable interest in Western Michigan WR Corey Davis, per league sources, one of their stronger options at current slot— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2017
Wilson tweeted that the “Ravens have considerable interest in Western Michigan WR Corey Davis”. If this report is in fact the real deal, and not just a smoke screen put out by the Ravens, then it will be interesting to see how intensely the team pursues Davis in the draft. Will they hope he falls to 16, or will Ozzie Newsome and company be willing to trade up if need be?
At a past press conference, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reported that the Ravens staff mentioned John Ross and Mike Williams right off the bat when discussing receivers, but only quickly mentioned Davis later. Hensley pondered if this could in fact be a smokescreen put out by the Ravens to hide interest in the former Western Michigan star.
This report by Wilson only adds credibility to the statement made by Hensley earlier this month.
Davis also seems to have high interest in Baltimore. Make sure to check out Evan Mazza’s story on what Davis said about his visit to Baltimore if you haven’t already.
As I am someone who likes Corey Davis a lot, seeing this news is very encouraging. Davis is my top target for the Ravens’ first round pick, and I would be ecstatic if the Ravens landed him.
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