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Jan 2 A.J. Green Jersey , 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the second half of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsArticle continues below ...The Baltimore Ravens need to make the 2017 NFL Draft, one to remember by drafting Corey Davis.Corey Davis is one of the most explosive play-makers in the 2017 NFL Draft class. The Western Michigan star is one of the most exciting wide receiver prospects in some time. If he falls to the 16th pick it is an obvious choice for the Baltimore Ravens. The promise of Davis is something that Ozzie Newsome would even be justified trading up for.<style>.theiaPostSlider_nav._lower { display: none !important }</style>Must Read: 10 Things We Learned About The Ravens This SeasonThe Ravens have not had much success drafting wide receivers. It goes back to their early selection of Travis Taylor in the 2000 NFL Draft. Taylor was supposed to be a big time play-maker. He ended up being a solid contributor but he was not the superstar the Ravens wanted. Since then, the Ravens have missed on guys like Mark Clayton, Tandon Doss, Yamon Figurs and Demetrius Williams.The Ravens need to get a young wide receiver. There is nothing wrong with signing a veteran like Pierre Garcon. Even if the Ravens intend to draft Davis, that is still a viable free agency option. It would just be nice to get Flacco a young super star for once.Next: What Makes Davis SpecialDec 2, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a td in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsWhat Makes Davis Special:The first thing you notice is the incredible production. Davis had 97 receptions for 1,500 yards this season. For the third season in a row, Davis scored double digit touchdowns. This season, Davis had 19 touchdown receptions. The most impressive thing is that Davis saw his productivity increase every season. Davis had 67 receptions in his freshman campaign, and each year the numbers gradually got bigger. We are talking about a big play waiting to happen.Davis has the things that you cannot coach. Davis has a thick 6’3″ frame and blazing speed. When he catches the football he has great instincts. If you think he is fast running routes Michael Jordan Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , you should see him with the football. It’s like he has an entirely different gear. Davis has the build of Julio Jones. While he is a small school prospect, Davis has big time talent.Davis looks the part of a great player. He could be the Ravens version of Julio Jones or Dez Bryant. He could be the Ravens Antonio Brown or A.J. Green. Why should the Steelers and the Bengals be the only AFC North teams with a top target?Next: Why He’s Perfect For The RavensJan 1, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts to a touchdown by running back Kenneth Dixon (not pictured) against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsWhy He Is Perfect For The Ravens:The Baltimore Ravens need all the play-makers they can get. Marty Mornhinweg coming back doesn’t fill Baltimore with resounding hope. Newsome needs to give the Ravens so much talent that Mornhinweg can’t fail. If the Ravens drafted Davis they could have an incredible collection of speed at the wide receiver position.<style>.theiaPostSlider_nav._lower {display: none !important}</style>Related Story: Baltimore Ravens Report Card: Grading The OffenseDavis would come in right away and be the number one weapon for Joe Flacco. Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman would then give the Ravens three burners. If Chris Moore comes along that is four speed demons that the Ravens can stretch the field with.Davis is more than a deep threat though. Davis is a guy who can run every route. This player is NFL ready. Western Michigan may not play against top level competition but Davis is playing at an advanced level. The Ravens would be getting a receiver who understands the nuances of the craft. There is a very high floor for a guy like Davis. With the size, speed and hands that he has it is hard to fail.Next: His Draft Stock Could SoarJan 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a touchdown pass in front of Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Sojourn Shelton (8) during the second half of the 2017 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsHis Draft Stock Could SoarThere is no doubt that Davis is a first round talent. He checks every box that a draft scout could possibly have for a wide receiver. At the end of the day, the Ravens may have no chance to get this guy. If Davis outshines his fellow draft prospects at the NFL combine, then he could be a top 10 pick. The Ravens have to hope he falls to 16th.There are other wide receivers in this draft worthy of a top selection. Mike Williams is somebody competing with Davis. Williams is another 6’3″ speedy wide receiver. He comes from Clemson, so the bigger spotlight may make him the top wide receiver in this draft. Davis just seems to be a special talent, the kind of player that the Ravens have always lacked.Next: Baltimore Ravens Report Card: Grading The DefenseThe Ravens need to find a big time talent at the wide receiver position. There is no player that fits that description more than Davis, in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Ravens have to go into this draft with the hopes of getting Davis no matter what.More from Ebony BirdBaltimore Ravens Report Card: Grading The Defense15h agoBaltimore Ravens Report Card: Grading The Offense18h agoBaltimore Ravens: Dalvin Cook A Fit In The First Round19h agoGrading The Baltimore Ravens 2016 Rookie Draft Class23h agoRavens Rant: John Harbaugh Keeping Staff Together1 d agoThis article originally appeared on Let’s take a trip back in time to the 2018 offseason. It’s April and the Cincinnati Bengals are coming off of two straight losing seasons after a national embarrassment in the 2015 Wild Card game against the Steelers. Cincinnati held the No. 12 overall pick in the draft after finishing 7-9 the previous year. Noting that their offensive line had major holes and that some previous high picks used to replace Andrew Whitworth and/or Kevin Zeitler weren’t panning out, the team swung a trade for a veteran tackle named Cordy Glenn. The move pushed the Bengals back to No. 21 and they eventually selected interior offensive lineman Michael Jordan Jersey 2019 , Billy Price, who has had trouble cracking the lineup this year. In the picks between what they once had and who they selected, names like Marcus Davenport, Tremaine Edmunds, Derwin James, Jaire Alexander and Leighton Vander Esch were taken by various clubs. Did we mention that Glenn has missed 13 games since his arrival last year? Even so, he and Price are far from the only problems plaguing the Bengals in the span—but rather examples of decisions not working out as hoped. The quarterback position is under major scrutiny as the offseason looms. There only seems to be a small chance that Andy Dalton remains the team’s starter next year, while Ryan Finley only showed NFL backup ability in his three starts. Cincinnati appears to be headed for a top-five pick next year and will likely use it on LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, or Oregon’s Justin Herbert. If they go said route, it will only be the third time in nearly two decades that the team is in search of a franchise signal-caller. If there’s one thing the Bengals’ opponent this week is familiar with, it’s having high picks and cycling through quarterbacks. In 2018, the New York Jets used a No. 3 overall pick on Sam Darnold, who is still growing as an NFL passer. By comparison, he is the sixth quarterback the team has selected in the first two rounds since 2000. However Color Rush Michael Jordan Jersey , between his college tape and recent uptick in performance, the J-E-T-S may have finally found a long-term answer at the position since Chad Pennington manned the spot. As MacGregor Wells of SB Nation’s “Gang Green Nation” put it when he spoke to us this week: “Darnold has been outstanding over the last three games, throwing seven touchdown passes and just one interception over that stretch. He has produced an aggregate passer rating over 110 in those three games and has led a Jets offense that has finally looked good after a long stretch in which they were arguably the worst offense in the NFL.”Darnold missed some games at the beginning of the year because of his contracting of mononucleosis, but is just 8-13 overall as an NFL starter the past two seasons. Still, he’s won his last three and with the Bengals on the horizon, it appears that a fourth is easily in view. The Jets’ defense has also helped Darnold secure those wins. New York currently boasts the No. 1 run defense in the league, as they force teams to become one-dimensional and predictable. Coincidentally, the Bengals’ deplorable rushing attack has seen a rise in production the past two weeks. Play-calls more conducive to Joe Mixon’s skill sets and his own high level of effort have resulted in his netting of 279 yards and a 4.4 yards-per-carry average in the previous three contests. It’s actually quite the feat, as opposing defenses surely figured the team would be feeding the ball to Mixon (which they did) with a rookie starting at quarterback. Also coincidental is Cincinnati’s Jekyll-and-Hyde defense playing a bend-but-don’t-break style of football these past few weeks. After getting demolished by Lamar Jackson in Week 10, Lou Anarumo’s unit has averaged an allowance of 16.5 points the past two weeks. Sure, it was against an Oakland team that just got housed by these Jets 34-4 last week, as well as it coming against a depleted Steelers offense, but it shows baby steps in the right direction. And, really, that’s what this Week 13 clash between the Jets and Bengals is about: below-average teams starting to find ways to show facets of on-field improvement. Numbers-wise Cheap Michael Jordan Jersey , it’s a matchup that favors New York, to be sure. However, with Dalton being re-inserted to the lineup, this seems like an opportune time for one of those patented late-season run by the Bengals. You know the ones—it’s when the Bengals are eliminated from playoff contention, but attempt to find things upon which to hang their hats for the following year. It’s beyond time for a Bengals win. We’re going on a calendar year since the last victory (a Week 15 win against the Raiders on December 16th, 2018) and are on a 1-18 stretch, dating back to last season. Dalton is going to play with a renewed vigor and the two-win Jets at 1 p.m. provide the settings for a trademark win by No. 14. With his being re-inserted to the lineup, this seems like an opportune time for one of those patented late-season run by the Bengals. You know the ones—it’s when the Bengals are eliminated from playoff contention, but attempt to find things upon which to hang their hats for the following year. Jets 20, Bengals 22AC — It starts with one.


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