3 Most Likely Teams to Draft Rashod Bateman
By Zach Brunner
This season's NFL Draft is again deep at the wide receiver position. Among the most impressive prospects is Rashod Bateman from the University of Minnesota.
The 6-foot-2 wide receiver played three seasons for the Golden Gophers, though his junior year was held to only five games. Still, he was able to showcase his talents, catching 36 passes for 472 yards and two touchdowns in five appearances.
Possessing NFL-ready talent, these are three teams that could select Bateman in the 2021 NFL Draft.
3. Washington Football Team (No. 19)
Washington performed a quick turnaround in terms of both culture and on-field performance. While winning the NFC East is nothing to brag about, they did so with Terry McLaurin as their only wide receiver worth naming. Adding another NFL-ready receiver next to him would make this offense at least respectable, depending on who the quarterback is.
2. Indianapolis Colts (No. 21)
Ahead of NFL Free Agency, the Indianapolis Colts pretty much only have Michael Pittman Jr. at wide receiver. Indy needs receiving talent in a bad way and, while Bateman lacks top-end speed, he does pretty much everything else well. He is a big target that would help new QB Carson Wentz out immensely.
1. Baltimore Ravens (No. 27)
Another offseason, another draft where the Baltimore Ravens need receiving help. It is clear the Ravens need to expand their offense in order for them to compete in the playoffs, and that starts with getting wide receiver talent. They already have speedster Marquise Brown, who could open things up for Mark Andrews and Bateman to soak up targets.
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