Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) catches the ball during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Scouting Combine 2014: Ravens meet with WRs Brandin Cooks, Jordan Matthews


The Baltimore Ravens have lacked a true No. 2 wide receiver since losing Anquan Boldin following the team’s Super Bowl run, so it comes as no surprise that the Ravens have been looking closely at some of the top wide receivers in Indianapolis who are working out at the NFL Scouting Combine.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens met with two of the most prolific wide receivers in college football last season — Brandin Cooks of Oregon State and Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt.

Cooks topped all wide receivers in Indianapolis with a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash, while Matthews recorded a time of 4.46 seconds.

With Torrey Smith already on the outside, Baltimore would benefit from a wide receiver who better complement’s his skill set. Cooks is a dynamic playmaker who can stretch the field, while Matthews has proven to be one of the most sure-handed and reliable pass catchers throughout his career.

Of course, meeting with the two players does not mean Baltimore will be drafting either of them in May, but it does show us that the team is serious about adding a receiver early in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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