Projecting stats for Baltimore Ravens pass catchers
Mark Andrews: 70 receptions 900 yards 10 touchdowns
This is nearly the same kind of production Andrews had in the 2019 season. It doesn’t seem like much has changed. Andrews is an established commodity at this point. We know what he brings to the table. Andrews isn’t going to have his numbers sky rocket up just because Hayden Hurst is gone.
The Ravens will just get more out of the wide receiver position. Andrews had 64 receptions last year. If he cleans up the problem where he occasionally drops the ball, he’ll get to 70. The key here is that I don’t believe that Andrews will see his role changed at all in this offense. I have him having six more receptions and 50 more yards this year.
Devin Duvernay: 30 receptions 360 yards three touchdowns
This may be a bit too high because rookie wide receivers are the biggest gamble when you’re betting on production. This projection is asking Duvernay to become a reliable option for Jackson and to be a player who the defense has to worry about.
Duvernay projects as a slot receiver. That’s where he played most at the college level. In the Ravens offense, there probably isn’t 60 receptions to be had as a slot receiver so that factored into my thinking. Duvernay is at 12 yards per reception in this projection. He’ll have a few big plays down the field (it’s important to establish him as a deep threat) yet he will do most of his work taking a quick pass for a five or six extra yards. That’s the kind of player he was for the Longhorns, and adjusting for a big step at the NFL makes 30 receptions for 360 yards is quite possible. Duvernay is a very exciting prospect who will be fairly productive right away if the Ravens use him correctly.