Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome Likes Wide Receiver Battle

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Leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, it is unknown what the Baltimore Ravens are looking for with their first overall pick. Hey, even the Ravens don’t know what they are going to do. Most likely, they will let the board come to them with the best player available and select whoever is at the top of their chart.

A wide receiver may very well be the first pick the Ravens select. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t like what they see in the battles right now on the team. One of the players is David Reed, a young receiver that is entering his fourth season and this is what Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome told Baltimoreravens.com earlier this month. “When he got the opportunity to play some more offense, he showed some quickness, he showed the ability to get open, and he made the catch when that opportunity was presented,” Newsome explained. “So, if he could just stay healthy and get through this off-season program, get into training camp, then I think we’re all looking to see what David can do for us this year.”

Well, time is running out for him. Anquan Boldin is no longer on the roster, so this moment will only help his chance to remain on the roster.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh also likes the battle at receiver. “I like competition,” Harbaugh explained. “As many jobs that are up for grabs, that’s better for our football team. That will make us better.”

Tommy Streeter, Laquan Williams, Deonte Thompson and others will keep a close eye on this draft as well. They want a chance to prove themselves. With Boldin gone, they will soon get it.


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