NFL Mock 3: Is Marqise Lee the right fit at No. 17?
The Ravens have a second chance to land wide receiver Golden Tate, should they choose to pursue him during free agency. Tate was a player the Ravens had interest in entering the 2010 draft, interviewing him at the combine that year. However, with their second-round pick (No. 57), the Ravens took defensive tackle Terrence Cody.
Three picks later at No. 60, the Seahawks took Tate. The Ravens are not expected to re-sign Cody, after four inconsistent seasons with the Ravens.
However, Tate’s career is trending upward. He just helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, and Tate’s catches and receiving yards have risen for four consecutive seasons, to a career high 64 catches and 898 yards last season.
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Tate could be a nice fit, joining wide receiver Torrey Smith and tight end Dennis Pitta as Joe Flacco’s primary targets. However both Tate and the Ravens will have options. The Ravens may target another free agent wide receiver like Hakeem Nicks, or perhaps they will draft a receiver in the first round.
Tate is going to have multiple teams interested in him, so the Ravens may not be willing to outbid others for his services. But the Ravens liked Tate in 2010. Four years later, we will see if Tate is still on the Ravens’ radar.