2013 say Torrey Smith take the mythical “3rd year leap” that wide receivers often do. After posting 800+ yards in his first two seasons, Smith broke out with 1,128 last year on 65 receptions. Though he didn’t match 2012’s touchdown production (4 vs. 8), neither did the Raven’s offense. Still, there are plenty of Torrey Smith 2013 highlights to be seen.
The future indeed looks bright for T. Smith with new short field threats Steve Smith and Owen Daniels being added to the mix this year. While it’s debatable that this, along with a new scheme that focuses on underneath routes and the run game will hurt Smith’s production, we feel like he will still get his targets.
Smith has shown marked improvement each season in his route running, and that’s ultimately what will see him continue to improve his production. He is already one of the fastest guys on the field, and getting open using both speed and smarts will keep Flacco throwing the ball in his direction.
There’s no denying that Smith has been Flacco’s favorite target since he was drafted, and has racked up a whopping 344 targets in three seasons. A wise man would expect perhaps a few less in 2014 because of the increased number of options the Ravens have, but don’t expect it to drop too much.
The young receiver is simply too talented to ignore in the passing game. Feast your eyes on some of his highlights from 2013 below, and we think you’ll agree that the future is bright for one Torrey Smith.