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Oklahoma State’s James Washington impresses in first day of Senior Bowl practices

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 28 Camping World Bowl - Virginia Tech v Oklahoma St

Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington has produced gaudy stats in his four years of college play. He totaled 226 receptions, 4472 receiving yards and 39 touchdowns, while averaging 19.8 yards per catch. The Baltimore Ravens could use a receiver with that sort of production.

That production seems to have shown up on the practice field as well. During the first day of Senior Bowl practices, Washington showed that he can battle for the ball and make plays.

“Oklahoma State receiver James Washington was the best receiver on the South team on Day 1,” wrote Optimum Scouting’s Eric Galko. “He was able to win his reps in 1 on 1 in a variety of ways and displayed exceptional strength at the catch point. Though his height at weight ins was underwhelming (5107), Washington plays bigger than his size and is a player to watch for the rest of the week.”

Washington provides the ability to go deep, something Baltimore severely lacked at the receiver position outside of Mike Wallace, who averaged 14.4 yards per reception. Despite his playmaking ability, Washington isn’t the biggest of receivers. It could cause him to drop in the draft and he is currently projected as a second round pick.

Wallace is set to become a free agent, Jeremy Maclin is a candidate to be cut and Breshad Perriman is in the last year of his rookie contract. Baltimore needs weapons and Washington could be one of them.