Rishard Matthews

Ravens news, notes and opinions on drafting offensive players, playoffs, team's myriad needs

Ravens news, notes and opinions on drafting offensive players, playoffs, team's myriad needs

It’s inconceivable, even with general manager Ozzie Newsome’s unyielding approach to sticking to his board and taking the best player available, that the Ravens will use the 16th overall pick in the NFL draft in April on anything but an offensive player. Maybe it will be a wide receiver or a tight end or perhaps even an offensive tackle. Heck, maybe they’ll author a draft-day surprise and select a quarterback first.

Given the team’s needs and the persistent criticism of the front office for not doing enough to solidify that side of the ball, the smart money is on the Ravens addressing their offense with their first pick April 26. However, the Ravens...

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