Ravens: What wide receivers will make the final roster?

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#1: Steve Smith Sr.

Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) cannot make the catch as Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) is called for pass interference in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Smith Sr. is the clear cut #1 receiver on the team. When he came out of college in the 2001 draft, many analysts said that he would only be good as a kick/punt returner. He was “too small” and “not fast enough” to be a full time player, and anyone that took him in the earlier rounds was reaching for him.

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15 seasons, 900+ catches, and 13,000+ receiver yards later, Smith Sr. definitely has had the last laugh. He has been to 5 Pro Bowls, he has been an All-Pro twice, and he has played in a Super Bowl. Smith is also the greatest player in Carolina Panthers’ history.

When he came to the Ravens last season, most people thought that Smith’s best days were behind him. However, despite all the negative remarks and comments people had, Smith Sr. went on to post yet another 1,000 yard season.

As one of the most reliable receivers of all time, look for Smith Sr. to make the most of his final season in the league. He never backs down from competition, and he will fight until the very end of his career.

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