Ravens: 5 things we have learned 5 things we haven’t learned
How the receiving corps is shaping up:
Learned: Miles Boykin is not the guy at wide receiver
It would be nice to be wrong here but the stats show that Miles Boykin is not the guy the Ravens need opposite of Marquise Brown. Boykin has14 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown. That’s not a very impressive total for a receiver who was supposed to be the number two option at wide receiver this season.
Let’s put it this way. If Boykin were to miss time with an injury, would you be all that worried about the offense? No. Boykin is already getting less playing time. Devin Duvernay has been way more exciting than him, even if it’s been in the same frustrating sample size. Boykin had a very similar career at Notre Dame as Chase Claypool did. Guess what? Claypool is a lot better and the Steelers are way too happy about it. This has to bug the front office of the Ravens. It just has to.
Haven’t learned: Is Marquise Brown the long-term number one receiver?
Did the Ravens miss on Marquise Brown? Or perhaps they hit but not to the degree that they were hoping for? There is still time to find the answers here however, these are fair questions. Brown has not produced like a number one receiver. He’s not had that breakout year. If the Ravens could do the 2019 draft over again would they still take Brown? I know one thing I would take D.K. Metcalf over him.
The way we figure out the answer here is simple. The Ravens need to figure out if Brown’s lack of production a byproduct of this offense, or if it’s because he’s not really the next Tyreek Hill. It could be a bit of both and the degree to which both things are true matters. If Brown can be one of the better receivers in the NFL, we’re not seeing it at the moment.