Wide receivers to keep an eye on for the Ravens

April 22, 2011|By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun

Titus Young, Boise State (5-11, 174)

Projection: Second round

Of note: Caught 150 passes in final two seasons

Skinny: Has explosive burst, but not the strength to work over middle of the field

Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh (6-4, 228)

Projection: Second or third round

Of note: Averaged 18.3 yards per catch for his career

Skinny: Big-bodies playmaker who carries label of being immature

Greg Little, North Carolina (6-2, 231)

Projection: Third or fourth round

Of note: Didn't play last season after accepting improper gifts from agent

Skinny: Physically gifted athlete turned heads at the NFL combine

Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian (5-11, 192)

Projection: Third or fourth round

Of note: Will be 25-year-old rookie

Skinny: Has kind of speed that scares defensive backs but also has durability issues

Cecil Shorts, Mount Union (5-11, 205)

Projection: Third or fourth round

Of note: DeCosta raved about Shorts' interview at combine

Skinny: Smooth and football smart, Shorts has to prove he can make leap from Division III

Greg Salas, Hawaii (6-1, 210)

Projection: Fourth or fifth round

Of note: Recorded 100-catch seasons in 2009 and 2010

Skinny: Sure-handed target with average run-after-the-catch ability

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