After waiting patiently to make the team’s first selection of day 2, Ravens general manager, Eric DeCosta, decided he could not wait longer to make the next pick. Instead of picking at 102 overall, the Ravens shipped that pick and two 6th round picks (191 and 193 overall) to the Vikings. In exchange, Baltimore received Minnesota’s third-round pick, 93 overall With that pick, the Baltimore Ravens selected Notre Dame wide receiver, Miles Boykin.
Boykin followed Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to be the second receiver selected by Baltimore in this year’s NFL Draft. At 6’4″, 220 lbs, Boykin is physically a polar opposite of Brown. But like Brown, he has a tremendous amount of talent and potential. At the NFL Combine, Boykin ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. This is a blazing fast time for his size. He also proved his vertical ability by jumping 43.5″ inches in the air. At Notre Dame, Boykin was an integral part of the offense. In his senior year, he caught 59 passes for 872 yards and 8 touchdowns and helped Notre Dame go to the College Football Playoffs.
The Ravens now have eight wide receivers on the roster, including the two new draft picks. It is unlikely that Baltimore will keep more than six receivers during the regular season. A training camp battle is sure to occur.
The Ravens gave up two sixth-round picks to get Boykin, but Baltimore will not be short of draft picks on day three. The Ravens have five picks to spend between the fourth and sixth rounds. Unless more trades occur, the Ravens will be selecting players at 113, 123, 127 (4th round picks), 160 (5th round pick), and 197 (6th round pick). There is still plenty of talent left on the board. The Ravens will look to fill out the remaining roster holes, and positions to be drafted will likely include interior offensive lineman and inside linebacker.