Key To The Future: 2021 Baltimore Ravens Offensive Wish List 1.0
Wide Receivers: Allen Robinson, Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay, James Proche, Binjimen Victor
When we look at the top receivers in free agency, it feels like Allen Robinson is just the perfect fit for the Ravens. Besides Robinson’s skill set being almost exactly what Lamar needs from a true #1, Kenny Golladay will almost surely take the most money available given that it’s his first big contract, and it would be shocking to see Chris Godwin make it out of Tampa Bay without a deal. This time around on the market for A-Rob feels like a “go to a winner” type of opportunity. Look no further than the Charm City, Allen.
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Hollywood Brown should flourish in a role with less pressure to be a #1, and both Duvernay and Proche have matchup nightmare-like athletic skill sets that will hopefully take another step forward in 2021.
The Ravens also signed former Ohio State wide-out Binjimen Victor to a futures contract last week in a move that flew under the radar. Victor was always a bit overshadowed in college due to the plethora of NFL talent around him, but at 6’4 and with a known reputation of being a 50/50 ball kind of player, he could be exactly what the Ravens wanted this year from Dez Bryant, only almost a decade younger.
Tight Ends: Mark Andrews, Nick Boyle, Pat Freiermuth
There are certainly some things we’d like to see Mark Andrews improve upon as he enters year four, but as far as tight ends go in the NFL, there are only three teams that can say they’re doing better (and the drop off after those four is monumental). Getting Boyle back will help the run game more than anything, as a consensus dominant blocker at the position.
Pat Freiermuth, tight end from Penn State, is someone the Ravens should heavily consider targeting immediately after the first round if available. A great pass catcher and blocker, he almost feels tailor-made for this offense given Lamar’s love of throwing over the middle and running the ball down your throat. Some recent mocks have even shown Baltimore taking him in round 1, but given the injury concerns, it might not be ideal to put so many eggs in that basket.