The Baltimore Ravens are still chasing free agent wide receivers. Who is the best option? Which of their targets is the most realistic one to land? Finally which one makes sense but is the least likely move?
The Baltimore Ravens are doing exactly what the Baltimore Ravens said they would be doing; so who slipped Ozzie Newsome the truth serum? Seriously, this franchise has never been so up front about what they were going to do. They brought in Michael Crabtree after signing John Brown and they aren’t done. The Ravens are reportedly vying for the services of Allen Herns. They also have scheduled visits with Willie Snead and Cameron Meredith. Let’s break down the Ravens three targets. We’re going to start with Allen Hurns, who is the top choice:
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Allen Hurns: The best option:
Signing Hurns would give the Ravens a number two wide receiver that pairs splendidly with Crabtree. It is hard to imagine a tougher duo at the wide receiver position. Hurns has some injury concerns, he only played 10 games in 2017 and 11 in 2016. In 2015 he had 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns. That’s what he is capable of and the Ravens would give him a chance to get back to that level of production. Hurns had some big games in 2017. He caught five passes for 101 yards against the Indianapolis Colts and six catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.
Hurns is a 6’3″ target that can go up and get the football. Remember, Flacco is a throw it up there kind of quarterback, he needs receivers who can do some of their work in the air. Hurns is a reliable receiver. The dream scenario is absolutely signing Hurns. Crabtree and Hurns would be a great pair. All you need to do is put John Brown in the slot and add a tight end and the offense would be fully equipped. This would give the team a ton of options in the 2018 NFL Draft, which is about a month away.
The Baltimore Ravens have some competition for Hurns. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, three other teams want Hurns. It is very possible that Hurns never even makes it to Baltimore for a visit. Until a contract is signed with another team, the Ravens have a shot. They have to try to make this happen.