The Ravens recently have had a need for receivers in this draft Derrick Mason getting older and signing Donte Stallworth who sat out a year. The Ravens took a lot of receiving targets in this draft with a few tight ends. David Reed could get some early playing time with few weapons the Ravens have.
Here is a grading from SB Nation's Baltimore Beat Down:
Round 5 (156) - David Reed - WR- Utah
- Many of us really knew nothing of Reed coming into this draft, and with some of the bigger names left on the board at WR heading into this pick, it was somewhat of a surprise. Yet, Reed was obviously a player who the Ravens' scouts coveted. Good size and very good quickness for a player at 6'1". Has good return abilities and could definitely battle for the slot WR spot for years to come. Definitely needs to improve on route running from what is said about him. Reed "Plays Like a Raven."