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NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Many readers chimed in on Sunday’s article about how the Baltimore Ravens should draft Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the 16th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, if he’s available. If the Ravens do draft McGlinchey, which prospects should Baltimore look to draft in the second round?

Christian Kirk WR, Texas A&M

Kirk is exactly what the Ravens could use in a slot receiver and is well-built for the position. Many scouts site his lack of speed as an issue, but he runs a 4.47 40-yard dash. His crisp route running and strong hands will give him a good chance to make the necessary grabs for a first down.

D.J. Chark WR, LSU

Chark can blow the top off of the coverage and can be great for teams that utilize the play-action pass, according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com. Though his route tree is limited, he has the potential to be a game-breaking receiver with 4.34 speed.

Anthony Miller WR, Memphis

Miller is extremely quick and makes sharp cuts to get open. His route running skills are going to allow him to get open at the next level.

Michael Gallup WR, Colorado State

On April 13, Baltimore Beatdown’s own Logan Levy wrote a piece about Gallup’s high ceiling. He has almost a complete route tree in his arsenal, he’s explosive and he can carve up opposing defenses. The biggest thing about Gallup is that he can continue to improve once in the NFL. He has most of the tools that one would need to be a successful receiver in the league.

Hayden Hurst TE, South Carolina

Hurst is an extremely interesting prospect out of South Carolina. He’s 25 years old, a former baseball player, but he shows the potential to be a key contributor right out of the gate at tight end. With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco using his tight ends as his safety valve, Hurst would be his best friend, as he can make plays after the catch. If he’s sticks around in the second round, he’d be a perfect value pick for Baltimore

Mike Gesicki TE, Penn State

Gesicki is an ultra athlete at the tight end position. He can burst through the line of scrimmage and go up top to make plays in the red zone. The thing about Gesicki is that he has been compared to Jimmy Graham. If he can live up to that comparison, he’ll be just what the doctor ordered for Baltimore.

Dallas Goedert TE, South Dakota State

I’ve raved about Goedert’s playmaking ability back in January. Just like Gesicki, he can go up top and make big time plays. Both have basketball backgrounds, but Goedert is a better blocker. The only thing that remains to be seen from Goedert is if he can produce at a higher level than the FCS. He could possibly go in the first round round as well.

Mark Andrews TE, Oklahoma

Despite being a type 1 diabetic, Andrews has shown an immense and consistent ability on the playing field as a receiving tight end. He began his career as a receiver, so his route-running ability and surehandedness are key parts of his game. He won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end in college football during the 2017 season, was named as a first-team All-American and a first-team All-Big 12 selection.