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Ravens 2021 Draft: Twitter reactions to the Ravens taking Rashod Bateman and Jayson Oweh in the first round

The Baltimore Ravens go wide receiver and edge!

NCAA Football: Iowa at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

With the 31st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Ravens selected edge rusher Jayson Oweh. Oweh did not have any sacks in 2020 at Penn State, but he boasts freakish athleticism and high upside. With the loss of Matthew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue in free agency, Baltimore needed to address the position early in the draft.

With the 27th pick, the Ravens picked wide receiver Rashod Bateman from Minnesota. General manager Eric DeCosta gives Lamar Jackson one of the best wide receivers in the draft in Bateman. Bateman is a good route-runner with good hands and will pair with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Sammy Watkins, and tight end Mark Andrews in Baltimore’s passing attack.

DeCosta may have said that he was insulted by the public perception of the Ravens’ current receivers, but his actions have said otherwise after attempting but failing to land a top receiver in free agency and now spending a first-round pick on one of the top options at the position in the draft.

Reactions to the rest of the first round:

Inside linebacker Patrick Queen offered his reaction to the Bengals selecting LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase instead of offensive tackle Penei Sewell.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey chimed in on Alabama running back Najee Harris ending up with the Steelers.