Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 free agents they can’t overlook
3. Geronimo Allison:
There is no secret that the Ravens want to improve at wide receiver. It’s a yearly problem for the purple and black. Geronimo Allison is an intriguing option. He’s a young player who is starting to get things to click. He hasn’t had a monster season yet, and it looks like that could be on the way. He’s got the talent and he made some flashy plays for the Green Bay Packers to prove it. The important thing to remember here is that Allison has a lot of untapped potential.
Allison just completed his fourth season with 34 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers may not be that impressive, though he was never one of the top targets for Aaron Rodgers. The fact of the matter is that Allison worked himself into an impressive rotation at the wide receiver position and made plays when his name was called. He’s a 6’3″ target with above average speed. He’s worth taking a shot on in free agency at the right price.
While A.J. Green and Emmanuel Sanders are the most alluring free agent receivers, they will also cost more than Allison. The Ravens have taken chances on players like Allison before. The same organization that took chances on players like, Jacoby Jones, Jeremy Maclin, Willie Snead and Seth Roberts, can’t possibly be afraid of this kind of move. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. If the Ravens don’t have to overpay for Allison, it’s a move that can’t hurt. They need to retool at the position. This is a decent place to start.