ESPN News: Baltimore Ravens Confirm In Talk To Sign Top Talented Wide Receiver

Report: Malachi Corley, a wide receiver from Western Kentucky, will visit the Ravens prior to the draft.
The athletic wideout known as Deebo Samuels 2.0 is attracting interest from a number of teams, including the Ravens.

The Baltimore Ravens are dedicated to surrounding the two-time league MVP with skilled pass catchers and revamping the offensive line after acknowledging their shortcomings in providing star quarterback Lamar Jackson with the best necessary weapons in the passing game at wide receiver during the first five years of his career.

Malachi Corley, a former Western Kentucky star receiver, is a candidate to watch who they might draft early in the 2024 NFL Draft come late April. According to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on Tuesday, the Ravens are one of the eight clubs scheduled to welcome the former Hilltopper for a top-30 pre-draft visit. The former Hilltopper drew a sizable audience at his Pro Day on Monday.
Reese’ Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy reported that 31 clubs sent scouts to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Wide Receivers Coach Greg Lewis of the Ravens was one of nine coaches from other teams that traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to serve in the same capacity.

Corley was clocked running in the 4.4 range during his two 40-yard dash runs, despite having to run into a “pretty strong” wind. Corley was unable to take part in the on-field drills or tests at the NFL Scouting Combine.

A formidable ball carrier, Corley is well-known for his explosive run-after-the-catch abilities and is frequently likened to wide receiver Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Corley recorded back-to-back seasons of over 900 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns in his final two years of college.

Since Corley was chosen by the defensive backs he faced to be the Senior Bowl North squad’s Wide Receiver Practice Player of the Week, Nagy thinks Corley’s profile has been rising rapidly.

There are other media evaluators who have a thing for Corley besides the longtime former NFL scout. Former Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. gave Corley the formal go-ahead in February, calling him his “steal of the NFL Draft.”

Before the Ravens selected Zay Flowers at No. 22 overall in the first round of the NFL last year, Flowers was Smith’s preferred wide receiver. Flowers was a standout at Boston College.

According to projections, Corley will be selected in the second round and possibly even in the early third, which means the Ravens might take him at No. 62 overall in the bottom of the second round. He would be a great fit for offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s scheme, which places a strong emphasis on delivering the ball to playmakers in space.

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