Ravens fans everywhere are once again clamoring for a wide receiver in the NFL draft. Baltimoreravens.com’s Ryan Mink had to the opportunity to speak with Ravens Assistant General Manager, Eric DeCosta, while attending the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, about one of the top receivers in this years class, James Washington.
Mink asked DeCosta what he’s seen from the Oklahoma State receiver and if he felt he would end up going in the first round.
”James has been a very consistent and productive player in Oklahoma State over the last three years,” said DeCosta. “He’s built like a running back. He’s got a very strong body . . . I think he’s got great hands, a competitiveness about him. I think he’s a guy who can make plays in the red zone for you. He can make plays in the short and intermediate passing game. He’s a competitive guy who scored a lot of touchdowns.”
Washington is a player who has been mocked to the first and second rounds mainly. He is regarded as one of the top receivers in the class. Washington garnered attention with a strong week of practices leading to the Senior Bowl. He was held to zero catches in the actual game, on only two targets (one of which was intercepted).
At Oklahoma State, in his three years, Washington produced 226 catches for 4,442 yards and 29 touchdowns. If this play can replicate at the national level, Ravens fans would certainly love Washington wearing purple & black.