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Mel Kiper final mock: Ravens land one of draft's top playmaking receivers

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Work ethic separates Western Michigan's Corey Davis (0:41)

Mel Kiper Jr. says Western Michigan wide receiver and NFL draft prospect Corey Davis has the necessary commitment to his craft to complement his natural skill set. (0:41)


Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis told ESPN this week that he felt more of a comfort level with the Baltimore Ravens than other teams.

So, Davis will be happy with Mel Kiper Jr.'s final mock draft of 2017.

Kiper has the Ravens selecting Davis with the No. 16 overall pick, which would also be a popular choice in Baltimore. The biggest question is whether Davis will be available when the Ravens are on the clock.

Davis set an FBS record with 5,285 career receiving yards and caught 52 touchdown passes in 50 starts. Last season, he ranked in the top 10 in the three major receiving categories with 97 catches (eighth), 1,500 yards (seventh) and 19 touchdowns (tied for first).

The Cleveland Browns (Nos. 1 and 12), Tennessee Titans (No. 5), Arizona Cardinals (No. 13) and Philadelphia Eagles (No. 14) all brought in Davis for a pre-draft visit and all select ahead of the Ravens. What could allow Davis to slide his surgically-repaired ankle, which sidelined him for the NFL combine and his pro day.

This would mark the second time in three drafts that the Ravens went with a wide receiver in the first round after taking Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 overall pick in 2015. The three wide receivers selected by the Ravens in the first round -- Travis Taylor (2000), Mark Clayton (2005) and Perriman -- have never caught more than 70 passes in a season or totaled more than 1,000 yards.