Ravens met with Clemson WR Martavis Bryant at combine, have maintained interest

Clemson junior wide receiver declared early for the draft, had impressive combine, junior season

  • Maryland Terrapins defensive back Isaac Goins is in position to make a crucial interception but fails to maintain possession of the ball as Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant slaps it down during the fourth quarter at Byrd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Maryland Terrapins defensive back Isaac Goins is in position… (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore…)
April 19, 2014|By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

Sammy Watkins isn't the only Clemson wide receiver in heavy demand from NFL teams.

Clemson junior wide receiver Martavis Bryant and Watkins both worked out for the St. Louis Rams on Friday on campus with coach Jeff Fisher, general manager Les Snead and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in attendance.

Although the Ravens aren't among Bryant's 22 combined visits and private workouts, a source says they've maintained interest in him throughout the draft process and conducted a meeting with him at the NFL scouting combine.

Bryant's visit list includes the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steeelers, Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions.

The 6-foot-4, 211-pounder is projected as a second-round draft target.

Bryant caught 42 passes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns last season while Watkins caught 101 passes for 1,464 yards and a dozen touchdowns last season and emerged as a likely top-five draft pick.

Bryant ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds at the combine. He has run 4.3 hand-timed.

He had a 39-inch vertical leap and a 10-4 broad jump at the combine and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.

He had 17 receptions of 20 yards or more last season.

Last season, Bryant averaged 19.7 yards per catch. Two of his three receptions in the Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State went for touchdowns.

As a sophomore, Bryant averaged 30.5 yards per reception with 10 catches for 305 yards and scored four touchdowns.

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