Ravens' draft primer: Martavis Bryant

With 25 days until the NFL draft begins, here is another potential draft prospect for the Baltimore Ravens:


Position: Wide receiver

School: Clemson

Height/weight: 6-4, 2111

Round projection: Second or third round

File this away: Bryant set a Clemson school record with a career average of 22.1 yards per reception.

Good: Bryant is a dynamic vertical threat because of his height and above-average straight line speed. His long arms and ability to jump makes him a good target in the red zone (all four of his catches inside the 20-yard line went for touchdowns). He is constantly moving the chains, with 83.3 percent of his catches resulting in first downs. His 4.42-second 40-yard dash time was tied for fifth among wide receivers at the combine.

Bad: Playing opposite Sammy Watkins, the best receiver in this draft, Bryant has the label of being a complementary receiver and not a No. 1 one. There wasn't consistent production from Bryant, who had one 100-yard game last season. He disappeared late in games with five fourth-quarter catches. Concentration trouble led to him not catching the ball cleanly at times.

Bottom line: Bryant has been linked to the Ravens because his ability to stretch the field would work well with Joe Flacco's strong arm. I don't see the Ravens taking him in the second round because Bryant is too one dimensional. If he was available in the third, he could be considered by the Ravens. But his playmaking ability has caused some to think he'll get drafted higher than expected.