The next batch of unproven players:
3. Miles Boykin:
Miles Boykin had some big plays in 2019. Despite scoring three touchdowns as a rookie, we still don’t really know what the Ravens have in him. The positives are pretty obvious. He’s a big bodied target with a good bit of speed. He blocks down field better than most receiver which is a huge bonus in Baltimore.
While there are a few unproven receivers on this list, Boykin has the best situation out of all of them. He was a third round pick out of Notre Dame. The Ravens picked him believing they got a steal and Boykin got a decent amount of playing time as a rookie. Boykin had a rookie season he can build off of and that’s a big deal.
4. Iman Marshall:
At the NFL level, Iman Marshall is still mostly an unknown commodity. The thing that works in Marshall’s advantage is that the Ravens basically found out that Anthony Averett wasn’t it, in 2019. Marshal, who was a very good cornerback at USC fits the mold the Ravens like at the cornerback position.
He’s 6’1″ and just over 200 pounds. He has to prove himself, and he has to give the Ravens special teams value and he has to stay healthy. If you’re getting a theme here it is that these players have the traits you look for and a lot of them, like Marshall, just need the right situation.
5. Jaleel Scott:
Jaleel Scott shouldn’t be written off yet. He’s looked sharp in preseason football. The thing that works against Scott is the fact that Boykin is ahead of him in experience and favor with the coaching staff. It also doesn’t help that the Ravens will surely add to the receiver position this offseason. Scott also doesn’t provide the special teams value that is basically a requirement of a fourth or fifth wide receiver. Scott’s frame and physical abilities make me want to see more of him on the football field.