The Baltimore Ravens look like Super Bowl contenders but no team is without things to be worried about. Here are the top five concerns for the Ravens:
1. Inexperienced wide receivers
The Baltimore Ravens have a lack of experience at the wide receiver position. It’s hard to be worried about Marquise Brown. If healthy we’ve seen enough out of him to be confident in his play-making ability. Then the Ravens have Devin Duvernay, James Proche as rookies. Miles Boykin is entering his second season and while he’s been heavily buzzed about he has not made a huge imprint on the box score. The Ravens have the bodies to fill the wide receiver room, but do they have enough ready to roll talent? That’s the biggest concern for a very stacked team in Baltimore.
Last season the Ravens got by with very little of their incredible production coming from wide receivers. It was more about running backs, tight ends and the MVP of the National Football League. To take the next step, Baltimore needs wide receivers that make their fair share of the plays. Brown and Mark Andrews can’t catch every pass from Lamar Jackson. The worst case scenario for the Ravens is that Jackson has to lean too heavily on Brown and the always serviceable Willie Snead, while the rest of the receiving group tries to find their footing.
If the unproven players at this position don’t contribute enough, and Brown doesn’t stay healthy Baltimore could be looking at the most lackluster wide receiver corps in the league. The one good thing about the unproven receivers is that they all are known for their great hands. Dependability is really all the Ravens are asking for. Take Brown and Snead out and the Ravens receivers (not counting Chris Moore who is a special teams first player) have 13 career receptions. This could go either way and that’s got to at least be in the back of your head as a Ravens fan.