The Baltimore Ravens have selected Georgia Tech wide receiver Darren Waller with the 204th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. It is the final selection for the Ravens and the second wide receiver the Ravens have selected in this year’s draft. Baltimore drafted Breshad Perriman in the first round.
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Waller is a massive target at 6-foot-6 and 238 pounds who is a mismatch nightmare for opposing defenses. He has terrific straight line speed for his size, running a 4.46 forty-yard-dash, and plucks the ball out of the air whether it be on downfield passes or in red zone situations. He is also an imposing blocker on the outside.
He is an interesting pick because he does have a history of marijuana usage in his past, and the Ravens were thought to stay away with players with off the field issues. He needs to develop as a route runner, largely in part that he played in Georgia Tech’s triple option offense. There is another Georgia Tech wide receiver in the NFL that has done a pretty good job (Calvin Johnson) and maybe the Ravens have found a late round gem with Waller.
The Ravens will exit this draft with arguably the top class of 2015. Perriman and Maxx Williams should each make an immediate impact on offense, while Carl Davis and Za’Darius Smith contribute on defense. The Ravens filled all of their holes by also adding a running back in Javorius Allen and cornerback Tray Walker. There is a reason why Ozzie Newsome has been so successful as a general manager. He wins the draft year after year.
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