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McShay releases three-round mock draft: Ravens aim for offense

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The most recent McShay mock draft has been released; this time, a three-round mock. As Ravens fans hope for, Baltimore acquires weapons for their Super Bowl winning quarterback.

Round 1 (16): Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
Round 2 (52): Antonio Callaway, WR, Florida
Round 3 (83): Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State

Baltimore needs playmakers on offense. While this would be high for Goedert, he’s the rare two-way tight end. He has been hampered by injury this postseason process, but he dominated small-school competition and his game should translate to the NFL. Callaway is a speedy slot receiver (4.41 40-yard dash) and return man, who can make an impact after the catch. Lewis is a terrific run defender and can win with power or his hands at the line.

McShay already places my worries in his comments. This is high for Goedert. He’s the top tight end in the draft, but he’s not necessarily a top prospect. I do not like the Ravens reaching at sixteen, but I like the player. I’ve read mock drafts where Goedert falls to the Eagles at 32. I’m okay with the Ravens getting their weapon for Joe Flacco, but I’m not thrilled with taking him nearly 16 picks too early. But hey, if Ozzie and Eric believe this guy can fix the recent failures at tight end, I trust in the front office.

The more I read up on players, the more confused I’ve become by this mock draft. Callaway is projected to be a third or fourth round pick. His off-the-field issues can make him a fifth to seventh round pick. This is a reach for a Michael Campanaro replacement. His production is far greater than Camp’s ever was, but the Ravens and off-the-field issues don’t mix. Callaway is a great talent, but Baltimore wasn’t interested in Tyreek Hill in the fifth round, why would they go after Callaway in the second?

I’m not a fan of the Tyquan Lewis pick. Frank Ragnow, a center from Arkansas is available. M.J. Stewart and Deon Cain are available. These are multiple players valued higher than Lewis. If John Harbaugh is confident in Matt Skura, I’m fine with not going with Ragnow here, but Cain is a good wide receiver pick in the third for Baltimore. That wouldn’t happen in McShay’s mock, due to picking Callaway in the second.

Overall, I’m not liking this mock. Other Beatdown editors are more displeased than myself. This feels like McShay is reaching for Ravens at rounds one and two, then slapping them with a cliche defensive end in the third. If the Ravens are going back for Goedert, that’s one thing, but taking him at sixteen, then going for Callaway in the second is silly.