2019 Baltimore Ravens: 3 goals for Miles Boykin
2. Become a true red zone threat:
Something that comes with being a big bodied receiver who has incredible vertical ability is the expectation of being a great target in the red zone. When the offense is trying to get the ball in the end zone, Boykin has to become one of Lamar Jackson’s preferred receivers. If you look at the Ravens wide receivers, there isn’t a lot of size. Marquise Brown is 5’9″ and Willie Snead is only 5’11” himself. Boykin is the only wide receiver the Ravens have with size that creates match-up problems. The Ravens can’t throw it to their tight ends every time they need somebody to go up and get the football.
Boykin has to make his mark as a touchdown scorer. It was his best contribution to Notre Dame. Boykin scored eight touchdowns in his last season of NCAA football for a reason. He’s simply built for it. Boykin’s success will be measured in a large part by how well he gets the football in the end zone. When the Ravens get the ball in the red zone, and they are within striking distance, that is when Boykin has to step up to the plate.
Every receiver on the Ravens roster has a different strength. Brown is the speed guy. Snead is the reliable receiver who gets open freakishly well. Boykin has to be the player that Jackson trusts to come down with the football when he heaves up a shot for a big play. Boykin has to fill the Anquan Boldin kind of role for this offense.