Who Will Win The Ravens’ Third Wide Receiver Competition?

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Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) is congratulated by wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens have seriously bolstered their wide receiver corps by adding five wideouts this offseason. Veteran Steve Smith Sr. is a lock as the Ravens’ number one receiver, and you have to assume that Breshad Periman will be the number two guy after the Raven’s selected him in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, something the organization hasn’t done in ten years.

No doubt, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh have made a concerted effort this offseason to bring in more offensive weapons for Joe Flacco.

There’s also no doubt that the most significant position battle on the team will be for the third wide receiver spot. In my opinion, the top candidates for the job are third year receiver Marlon Brown, fifth year receiver Kamar Aiken, second year receiver Michael Campanaro and rookies DeAndre Carter and Darren Waller.

The Ravens have 11 receivers on the current roster but they will be looking to cut that down to six or seven for the final 53-man roster. The competition stands to be a good one with a lot of excellent young talent vying for a roster spot over the next few months at OTA’s.

Let’s take a look at some of the candidates looking to win the battle.

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