By drafting Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the Ravens attacked their need for a playmaking wide receiver.
Heading into Rounds 2 and 3 Friday evening, the Ravens are still looking for a cornerback, a tight end, a pass rusher and a backup running back.
Holding one pick in Round 2 (58thoverall), and one pick in Round 3 (90th overall) here are some names the Ravens could target on Friday.
Jalen Collins LSU
We know the Ravens are looking for help at this position, and Collins may be the best corner left on the board. Collins played against elite college competition and has the size to match up with big receivers.
Eric Rowe, Utah
If Collins were gone, Rowe would be a good Plan B. At some point, the Ravens must address their lack of quality depth at this position.
P. J. Williams, Florida St.
The Ravens drafted two Florida St. players in last year’s draft – defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and safety Terrence Brooks. Why not continue the trend?
Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska
Why he fits: One of the best pass rushers in the country, Gregory would already be off the board if not for off-the-field issues, like failing a drug test at the combine. But the Ravens need a pass rusher after losing Pernell McPhee to the Bears during free agency. With nine picks still left, the Ravens also have the ammunition to trade up to get Gregory if they want.
Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
Why he fits: Maybe not as talented as Gregory, but he is a safer pick. If Harold joined the Ravens, veteran pass rushers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs could serve as teachers to help accelerate Harold’s learning curve.
Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
Owen Daniels left the Ravens for Denver, and Dennis Pitta’s future remains uncertain. Williams is considered the best tight end in the draft, and he is another prospect the Ravens could trade up to get.
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
He has the speed to be a home-run threat, and starter Justin Forsett would be a willing mentor.
Tevin Coleman, Indiana
He averaged 7.5 yards per carry last season. Another speed back who the Ravens have their eye on.