The Baltimore Ravens selected wide receiver Rashod Bateman with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Then, with the No. 131 overall selection the team surprised many, doubling down on pass catchers, taking wideout Tylan Wallace out of Oklahoma State.
Wallace is a physical receiver who can get up and catch the football. He has great contested catch ability along with phenominal hands, and should be able to compete for a few snaps early on in his career.
The biggest question mark with the selection of Wallace is the status of the rest of Baltimore’s young receivers on their roster. The team now has seven realistic options to make the roster from at wide receiver, so it seems likely that one of Miles Boykin or James Proche could be on their way out at some point.
Wallace is an absolute steal at No. 131. However, now the Ravens have a roster crunch at wide receiver, with a lot of young, talented players vying for roster spots.