Most realistic option: Willie Snead:
The player the Ravens have the best chance of signing is Willie Snead. Snead is one of those players that the Ravens may just be able to sneak away to Baltimore. While Snead is a restricted free agent- and the New Orleans Saints could match the Ravens’ offer, they may just let Snead go. Jeff Zrebiec summed up Snead’s career perfectly in the Baltimore Sun:
"“Snead, an undrafted free agent out of Ball State, had 141 catches for 1,879 yards and seven touchdowns in 30 games during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. But he served a three-game suspension last year because of a DUI arrest and he also struggled with a hamstring injury. He played in just 11 games, catching eight passes for 92 yards.”"
Snead is still a very good player who is coming off a horrible year where nothing went right for him. The DUI arrest is his fault, and a bad look. The hamstring injury was just bad luck. Snead is a player that will very likely have a bounce back year and a change of scenery might give his career a fresh start. After the Ray Rice incident, Baltimore has taken almost no chances with players who have had even slight infractions with the law. Targeting Snead may mean the Ravens are relaxing on that.
Snead is a speedy wide receiver who can make big plays down the field. There is some uncertainty about Snead because of last season, but he is obviously a talented receiver. The Ravens best move is signing Hurns, however Snead wouldn’t be too much of a drop off. Snead is lacking confidence, as you can see from his following tweet:
Snead just made some promises. It would be a good idea if the Newsome lets him come through on these positive statements in Baltimore. A breakout year from Snead, paired with Michael Crabtree could push the purple and back into the playoffs.