Baltimore Ravens: Top 10 wide receivers in franchise history
4. Steve Smith Sr.
Now we are getting to the best of the best. The receivers we have already talked about are solid and very respectable players. The four players we are about to talk about are on another level. Steve Smith Sr. is the most talented receiver the Ravens ever had. If he had spent more time with the purple and black, it would be easy to see him topping this list. Smith Sr. is a future Hall of Fame inductee who was a Carolina Panthers legend. Smith was a big signing for the Ravens in 2014. He came in and made a difference right away. The Ravens got back to the playoffs with the best regular season Joe Flacco ever had. Smith Sr. had 79 receptions for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns that season.
Smith Sr. was one of the many injured players of the 2015 season. In just seven games he had 46 receptions for 670 yards and three touchdowns. Most players would have probably retired after a brutal injury that late in their career. Smith Sr. had a strong 2016 season that showed how much heart and passion he had for the game. Smith Sr. was one of the most fun players Ravens fans have ever watched. He was a Hall of Fame caliber player who still had it when he came to Baltimore.
Smith Sr. was a leader, a play-maker and a difference maker. The 2014 Ravens may have won a Super Bowl if their secondary wasn’t so problematic. In a time where the Ravens were still getting used to life without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, Smith Sr. was the big personality that rallied the team. Smith is the number one player you wish could have been with the Ravens longer. He is a legend and he is one of the most appreciated players ever to play for Baltimore.