John Simon

Preston: Ravens draft won't lack intrigue

Preston: Ravens draft won't lack intrigue

Owner Steve Bisciotti appeared to take some of the suspense out of the NFL draft several weeks ago when he virtually assured the Ravens would take an offensive player in the first round. But this still could be one of the team’s most intriguing drafts in recent years.

The Ravens’ most pressing need is finding a No. 1 wide receiver to put some explosion into one of the NFL’s worst offenses. But according to most draft experts, the only receiver worthy of first-round consideration is Alabama’s Calvin Ridley.

The Ravens have the No. 16 overall pick and Ridley might not be available. But would the Ravens trade up a couple of spots to get Ridley at No. 11 or No. 12? Or would they...