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McShay's way-too-early 2018 mock: Ravens draft risky receiver

Antonio Callaway caught a team-high 54 passes for 721 yards for Florida last season. Rob Foldy/Getty Images

In his way-too-early 2018 mock draft, ESPN's Todd McShay has the Baltimore Ravens taking Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway, a selection that will be applauded by some and debated by others.

There's no questioning that the Ravens will need another target for quarterback Joe Flacco next season. Baltimore didn't draft a wide receiver in the 2017 draft, and wide receiver Mike Wallace will be a free agent at the end of this season.

The issue here is whether the Ravens would use a first-round pick on Callaway, who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball but has some character concerns. He was accused of sexual assault in December 2015 (he was eventually cleared of the charges) and acknowledged using drugs. The Ravens traditionally stay away from players with red flags when it deals with first-round picks.

Callaway is Florida's No. 1 receiver, catching 89 passes for 1,399 yards receiving (an average of 15.7 yards per reception) in two seasons. With his combination of speed and elusiveness, he has been compared to Percy Harvin. Callaway has scored seven touchdowns as a receiver and three as a returner in two seasons with the Gators.

Here's a look at McShay's previous picks for the Ravens in his way-too-early mock drafts: