Ravens pick WR Rashod Bateman, LB Jayson Oweh in first round

Ravens pick WR Rashod Bateman, LB Jayson Oweh in first round
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) turns upfield against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football gam in Tampa, Fla. Baltimore ranked last in the NFL averaging 171.2 yards passing per game and had the fewest pass attempts with 406 last season. That’s partly because the running game was so proficient behind quarterback Lamar Jackson, the catalyst for the league’s No. 1 rushing attack (191.9 yards per game) for the second straight season. (Source: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Ravens bolstered their beleaguered passing attack by selecting Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman with the 27th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

The Ravens ranked last in the NFL last season in yards passing averaging 171.2 per game. Baltimore also attempted the least passes in the league with 406.

The Ravens turned their attention to defense with their second pick in the first round, taking Penn State linebacker Jayson Oweh with the 31st pick.

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