ChatRewind: Bigger need in passing game

April, 25, 2014
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The Baltimore Ravens weekly chat was heavy with draft questions, as you would expect. You can click right here for a full transcript. If you want highlights, here are a few:

Tyler (Maryland): Which do you think is higher priority in the draft: tight end or receiver? Steve Smith may only be here for a year and Owen Daniels isn't a long term answer behind Dennis Pitta.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I would say tight end. At least at wide receiver, the Ravens have a developing Marlon Brown and Jacoby Jones. After Pitta and Daniels, there is no one at tight end. With Daniels being on a one-year deal (Steve Smith is technically signed for four), Daniels has to be seen as more of the stop-gap player.

Dio (Baltimore): WR is an outside possibility at No. 17. But if we pass and pick in the third round or later, any ideas on who could be a value pick?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): The WRs expected to go in the third round are: South Carolina's Bruce Ellington, Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis, Wyoming's Robert Herron and LSU's Jarvis Landry.

Rants N Ravens (Trinity, Fla.): Who contributes more to the Ravens' success this coming season, "Juice" or Brandon Williams?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Brandon Williams. He's going to have a shot at being a starter this year. Williams is going to battle Karpon Lewis-Moore for playing time. There's also a chance that the Ravens take a defensive lineman early, which would change things as well. But fullback Kyle Juszczyk is going to be a role player.

Art (Baltimore): Which draft prospect over the past few years would you consider to be your biggest miss? Could be either someone that you liked that was a bust or someone that exceeded your expectations. Thanks.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I thought Jimmy Smith was going to be really good when the Ravens took him the first round in 2011. I started questioning that when he struggled and couldn't stay healthy. But he's now living up to expectations. On the flip side, I never thought highly of Lardarius Webb and it's mostly because of history. The Ravens took a small school cornerback before in 2006, when they selected David Pittman. He was awful. So, I didn't have high hopes when they took a corner out of Nicholls State three years later. I was wrong.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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