Baltimore Ravens: Davante Adams

If you're hoping the Baltimore Ravens will land an offensive tackle or safety, you're not going to be pleased with ESPN's predictions for the team's second-round pick.

Mel Kiper Jr.Insider has the Ravens taking Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams with the No. 48 overall pick. Adams is a rangy, possession receiver who led the nation with 131 receptions in 2013.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl went with Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste for the Ravens. Jean-Baptiste is a big defender (6-foot-2) with tremendous leaping ability and intriguing upside.

My pick for the Ravens is Nevada offensive lineman Joel Bitonio. He's a tough, durable and versatile blocker who is effective in zone-blocking schemes and can play either tackle or guard.

What are the odds Bitonio will be available in the middle of the second round? Not good, according to our projections. Kiper has Bitonio going to the Washington Redskins at No. 34 (second pick of the round), and Muench and Weidel have him getting picked by the New York Giants at No. 43.

Here are some other names to remember in the second and third rounds for the Ravens:

Wide receiver: USC's Marqise Lee (second round), Indiana's Cody Latimer (second round), Clemson's Martavis Bryant (second or third round), South Carolina's Bruce Ellington (second or third round) and Penn State's Allen Robinson (second or third round).

Tight end: Texas Tech's Jace Amaro (second round), Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins (second or third round), Notre Dame's Troy Niklas (second or third round) and Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz (third round).

Running back: Washington's Bishop Sankey (third round), Kent State's Dri Archer (third round), West Virginia's Charles Sims (third round), Auburn's Tre Mason (third round), Boston College's Andre Williams (third round) and Towson's Terrance West (third round).

Offensive tackle: Bitonio (second round), Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio (second round), Ohio State's Jack Mewhort (third round) and North Dakota State's Billy Turner (third round).

Guard: UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo (second round) and Stanford's David Yankey (third round).

Defensive tackle: Florida State's Timmy Jernigan (second round), Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman (second round) and Notre Dame's Louis Nix (second round).

Cornerback: Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner (second round) and Utah's Keith McGill (second or third round).

Safety: Florida State's Terrence Brooks (second round), Wyoming's Marqueston Huff (third round), Minnesota's Brock Vereen (third round) and Stanford's Ed Reynolds (third round).
With the Baltimore Ravens looking to add a wide receiver and tight end at some point in the draft, here are some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information on some selected prospects at those positions:


Eric Ebron, North Carolina TE: Averaged 8.7 yards after the catch, best of any of the top 10 tight end prospects.

Odell Beckham Jr., LSU WR: Caught 26 passes thrown 15 yards or longer downfield last season, most among qualifying receivers. He had multiple receptions on passes of this distance in 7 of 13 games.

Brandin Cooks, Oregon WR: Gained 1,215 yards after the catch over the past two seasons, which ranked fourth among qualifying receivers. During that time, he had 23 receptions in which he gained at least 15 yards after the catch.

Marqise Lee, USC WR: Trojan quarterbacks completed 69.7 percent of their pass attempts with 29 touchdowns and just one interception when targeting Marqise Lee in his career. They averaged 10.3 yards every time they targeted Lee.

Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State WR: Produced a first down or touchdown on 83.3 percent of his receptions last season, tied for the third-highest percentage of any FBS wide receiver.


Jace Amaro, Texas Tech TE: Produced 33 receptions of 15 yards or longer, 11th-most in the FBS and 10 more than any other tight end.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington TE: Had only three drops in 149 targets over the past two seasons. His drop percentage of 2 percent is the lowest of any top tight end prospect.

Davante Adams, Fresno State WR: Topped the FBS with 13 receiving touchdowns of 20 yards or longer. He also led the FBS in receptions (131) and touchdown catches (24).


Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt WR: Led all qualifying receivers with 44 receptions and 421 yards on screen passes last season. He averaged 9.6 yards per reception on screens.