Ravens: 3 takeaways from Baltimore’s depth chart

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Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

1. Kamar Aiken is expected to fill the void left by Torrey Smith

After the NFL Draft, it was still unclear as to who would get that No. 2 spot as wide receiver – a spot that Torrey Smith occupied while he was in Baltimore. Kamar Aiken and rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman seemed to be the two receivers in the race for the job, but after Perriman went down with an injury early on in training camp, it was clear that Aiken was going to be listed as the No. 2 receiver, next to veteran Steve Smith Sr.

The one thing that Aiken has that Perriman doesn’t is the experience playing at the NFL level and even better, he has been part of the Ravens’ organization for a second year now and has played in this league for three seasons. So, the experience won’t be an issue for Aiken. He’ll simply be stepping into a new role that he’s shown the coaching staff he’s ready to take on.

Aiken caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns last season, according to baltimoreravens.com, and he’s been very consistent throughout the offseason this year. He doesn’t have the same questionable hands that Perriman stepped into the league with and his ability to make contested catches makes him a standout.

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