2020 NFL Draft: Baltimore Ravens 7-round mock

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Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State Sun Devils

Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State Sun Devils. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Second Round

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Brandon Aiyuk
WR Arizona State Sun Devils

Lamar Jackson can’t have enough good weapons on offense. We know that Mark Ingram Jr. is terrific at running back, Mark Andrews was a revelation at tight end last year and the future is blinding bright for Marquise Brown at wide receiver. No, Baltimore shouldn’t use a first-round pick on a receiver because this looks to be the deepest receiving draft since 2014. But in round two…

Yes, the Ravens should use their No. 60 overall pick on the second round on a wide receiver. The player they should target is Brandon Aiyuk out of Arizona State. As a senior, Aiyuk was First-Team All-Pac-12 with 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. This came a year after N’Keal Harry was a first-round pick by the New England Patriots. Arizona State didn’t miss a beat.

Aiyuk only played two years in Tempe after having gone the junior college route at Sierra College. So he’s clearly mentally tough to have emerged out of the junior college ranks into being an all-conference performer in two years. We also need to factor in Arizona State being very much a defensive-minded football team under Herm Edwards. Aiyuk’s production speaks for itself.

With his explosive, big-time playmaking ability, Aiyuk would fit right into Greg Roman’s offense. While Baltimore has a more ground-centric attack than most NFL offense, Aiyuk did play in the same Arizona State offense with an excellent running back in Eno Benjamin. Aiyuk’s production and determination makes him a great culture fit for a team like the Ravens. He’ll fit right in.

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