Ravens: 5 things to watch for against Broncos

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#1: Which WR will step up as the clear #2 after Smith Sr.?

Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) gets tackled by Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby (56) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens have a deep corps of wide receivers. So many of those guys have a great amount of talent. However, the question is: which one of those guys will step up and be the go-to guy after Steve Smith? As of right now, Kamar Aiken seems to be the answer, but that could change very easily.

Guys like Marlon Brown, Michael Campanaro, and Darren Waller could all see action in the offense with 1st rounder Breshad Perriman still nursing a knee injury. Perriman was supposed to replace Torrey Smith as the deep threat, but with him on the sidelines, the Ravens will need to find someone to stretch the field.

Waller is a very underrated guy in this aspect. He is 6’6”, but he also has pretty good straight line speed. Marlon Brown also showed some explosiveness in his rookie year, but he has not done much since then. Brown had a long reception in the final preseason game, but there’s no telling if the Ravens will try anything like that with him during the season.

No matter who specifically steps up, the Ravens will need their receivers to play at a high level in the game against the Broncos strong pass defense.

Next: How will the defense hold up?

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