Here’s a look at three players on the Baltimore Ravens’ roster that are poised for a breakout season.
There’s no hiding the fact that the Baltimore Ravens have underperformed the last three seasons. The team is in the midst of an unprecedented playoff drought and the 2018 season is a make-or-break year for the current coaching staff and roster.
While it may be easy to point out the needs and inefficiencies of the roster, make no doubt that the Ravens still have talent. After all, this is a team that essentially was one game away from the postseason the past two seasons. You don’t reach that mark without having talented players in the first place. Yes, positions like wide receiver, tight end, and offensive line need upgrades but not all is lost when looking at the overall makeup of the current depth chart.
Here’s a look at three players who are poised to breakout this season.
3. Chris Moore
The bulk of the offseason talk has surrounded the revamping the wide receiver corps but Chris Moore is one of the sole promising pass-catchers on left on the roster from last season. Moore came into the training camp as the team’s No. 4 receiver but quickly fell behind on the depth chart. He played sparingly through the first stretch of the season but was called upon when Breshad Perriman suffered injuries and setbacks.
Amongst a struggling air attack, Moore became one of Joe Flacco‘s most reliable targets. The second-year receiver totaled 248 receiving yards and three touchdowns on the year with the bulk of that production coming the second half of the season. As Perriman became a regular on the inactive list, Moore improved with increased targets.
Moore isn’t a bonafide No. 1 or even No. 2 starter at this point but his improvements are promising. The chemistry with Joe Flacco only got better as the season progressed last season and at just 24-years old, he’s showing more promise than Breshad Perriman at this point. Despite acquiring outside talent at receiver, the Ravens still have to build at the position from the inside out. Moore is poised to trend upward with more playing time this season.