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The Ravens pick a wide receiver in Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft 2.0

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Can Campbell become an impact player for Lamar Jackson?

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is complete and the draft boards will experience some shifts in the coming days. Before free agency has landed, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has published his most recent 2019 NFL mock draft. With Pick 22, the Baltimore Ravens select wide receiver Parris Campbell from Ohio State.

Parris Campbell

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This 6-foot receiver is graded as an instant starter by NFL.com. He’s incredibly fast (4.31u 40-yard dash) with a 40-inch vertical to boot. During his four years at Ohio State, Campbell continuously developed into a better football player. In his final season, Campbell caught 90 passes for 1063 yards and 12 touchdowns.

“Look for the Ravens to build a track team around Lamar Jackson. Campbell had an outstanding workout at the combine, displaying mature route-running skills.” — Daniel Jeremiah

I figure many Ravens fans would love this selection. He’s a talented receiver with a solid body of work and a skill-set that pairs well with Jackson. A dynamic receiver with incredible speed and route-running that can create separation may be the best option for Jackson, rather than a big, strong receiver like D.K. Metcalf, who will out-muscle opponents rather than break free from. Either way, Metcalf wouldn’t be an option as he is taken in this mock draft by the Buffalo Bills at ninth overall.

I don’t expect all fans to enjoy this selection as multiple big names surround the Ravens in this pick range. Oklahoma guard Cody Ford is still on the board, who is taken by the Oakland Raiders only two picks later. Jeremiah sees this as a good place because the Raiders may want to cut former Raven Kelechi Osemele.

The next two picks following Ford are also players of interest. Josh Jacobs, the Alabama running back and Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry are still on the board in this scenario.

It’s good to see a mock draft board shake out well for Baltimore. There are multiple Day 1 contributors worth taking at 22 and in this scenario, four of them to decide between.

Poll

Which of the four would you take at 22 overall?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    WR Parris Campbell — Ohio State
    (183 votes)
  • 33%
    OG Cody Ford — Oklahoma
    (287 votes)
  • 14%
    RB Josh Jacobs — Alabama
    (128 votes)
  • 30%
    WR N’Keal Harry — Arizona State
    (263 votes)
861 votes total Vote Now