Jun 11, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during minicamp at Levi
Torrey Smith: 801 snaps in 2014, 49 receptions for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Joe Flacco’s leading receiver for the last four seasons produced the lowest reception total (tied with 2012) and yardage of his career in 2014, but set a career high for touchdowns. He also played in all 16 regular season games and on virtually every offensive snap. Even though he didn’t catch a ton of balls, Smith’s red zone prominence and deep speed opened things up underneath for the offense.
Who might replace his production?
The most obvious answer is first round draft pick Breshad Perriman, though he is currently running behind Kamar Aiken after dropping several passes at minicamp. There’s still plenty of time to catch up, of course, and his natural ability is unmatched on the Ravens’ current roster.
If Perriman develops slower than expected, the Ravens have a bevy of receivers who can share the load. Aside from Aiken, they have Marlon Brown and Jeremy Butler, who both fit the big and speedy receiver profile. They also have a ton of talented other guys competing at the position who could vie for their slice of the pie.
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