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The 2021 NFL draft is just about a month away, which means teams should be starting to make the final tweaks to their draft boards. The Baltimore Ravens appear to be doing exactly that, meeting with Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, according to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo.
Schwartz is an interesting prospect for Baltimore after he ran a 4.26-second 40-yard dash at Auburn’s Pro Day. Pairing him with Marquise Brown, who is lightning fast as well, could turn the Ravens’ offense into a track meet every week.
While Schwartz didn’t have the greatest production at Auburn, catching 117 passes for 1,433 yards and six touchdowns over three years, he’s being pegged as a potential sleeper. As ESPN’s Todd McShay pointed out, Auburn’s quarterback troubles didn’t help showcase what Schwartz could truly do, potentially limiting his production. Still, Jacob Infante of Draft Wire believes he’s a Day 2 prospect who should be taken around the third or fourth rounds.
The Ravens have been hunting for a wide receiver throughout free agency, failing to land any as of yet. Though Baltimore has a big need at the position, the team has utilized their “best player available” strategy to sustained success over the franchise’s history and won’t reach for a player just because it’s a need. If the Ravens don’t get one in the first two rounds and Schwartz is there in the third, Baltimore could get one of the steals of the 2021 NFL draft.