4. Tee Higgins
The Ravens made a ton of explosive pass plays down the field last year, but their bread is still buttered in the run game. Adding a big wideout like Higgins could help Baltimore’s run game be even more explosive.
That’s a strange way of thinking about a first round receiver, but Baltimore is a franchise that thinks very differently about their offense. The idea of grabbing a big-bodied wideout who can make contested catches and bully defensive backs with his blocking ability will appeal strongly to John Harbaugh and his staff.
Most mock drafts have Higgins off the board by No. 28, but it’s very possible his lack of foot speed will cause him to slip on draft night. if that happens, Baltimore could be the beneficiary of his slide.
Higgins profiles nicely as a nice foil to Marquise Brown at the wide receiver position. Jackson isn’t the most accurate passer in the league which means he can benefit from Higgins’ large catch radius. The former Clemson star isn’t going to blow away NFL defensive backs with his speed, but he can produce yards with his ability to win jump balls in the air.