Baltimore could use a pass-rusher, a cornerback and a wide receiver. The best value here from those needs would be another wideout. Steve Smith will have to be replaced, and this could be a true No. 1 for Joe Flacco. Boyd and Breshard Perriman could form a dangerous duo.
In the season opener, Thomas was impressive in his battle with Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. After moving the chains on a third down, Thomas burned Fuller for a 26-yard touchdown on a stop-and-go that Fuller bit on. Thomas finished with two receptions for 46 yards and a score versus Fuller. Thomas has 20 receptions for 292 yards and four touchdowns so far this season.
Thomas was the Buckeyes' possession receiver in 2014 with Devin Smith serving as the deep threat. Thomas caught 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. He also dealt with a running quarterback in J.T. Barrett for much of the year. Thomas (6-3, 212) has a NFL skill set with size and quickness.
Pick change; previously Tyler Boyd, WR
Rd. 2, Pk. 11
The Ravens have to consider taking a replacement for at least one member of their aging pass-rushing duo of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil.
Another player who sources said has impressed them and has his stock is up is Ngakoue. He destroyed Redskins guard Brandon Scherff last season. Ngakoue also looked good against Michigan State's Jack Conklin and Ohio State's Taylor Decker while holding his own against Saints' first-rounder Andrus Peat. Last year, Ngakoue recorded 37 tackles, 13.5 for a loss and six sacks. He is off to a strong start this season with 15 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one pass batted and a forced fumble so far. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder looks like a good edge defender for a 3-4.
Despite using a first rounder on Perriman last year, with Steve Smith likely to retire after this year, they’ll need to grab another receiver early or go through free agency. Why not both? Still, Doctson is actually a really good possession receiver, able to catch jump balls and fight for space despite not being the bulkiest. Despite being in a high-octane spread offense that inflates most players’ numbers, he still looks the part of a productive NFL wideout.