Ravens Preseason: 5 things we’ve learned so far
3. The Ravens still need receivers to step up:
The Ravens need receivers to step up that aren’t named Michael Crabtree, John Brown or Willie Snead. Baltimore knows these are the top three guys. They need some help though, to complete a the wide receiver room. Chris Moore is a lock for the Ravens 53 man roster and he was on the receiving end of one of Lamar Jackson’s most impressive preseason throws. This is still a player who has only caught 25 passes in his career.
The receiving corps after that looks somewhat suspect. Breshad Perriman, Jordan Lasley, Tim White and Jaleel Scott are all competing for a spot on the team. These bubble players haven’t created a ton of separation between themselves. The competition for jobs as a wide-out extends to Janarion Grant and Quincy Adeboyejo, but these players may be more on the edge of the bubble.
Lasley, White and Perriman have all had their positive moments this preseason. Perriman had a game with three grabs, over 70 yards and a touchdown. This would go a long way if the first pass that went his way in the exhibition contests didn’t pop out of his hands for an interception. White has a chance because he can return kicks and Lasley has the most potential. It will be interesting to see what happens. One thing is for sure, the Ravens don’t have answers past the top three players in their wide receiving group.