Baltimore Ravens: 3 dark horse free agents at wide receiver
1. Josh Reynolds
Just about everything I mentioned about Tim Patrick can be applied to Reynolds, a receiver from the Los Angeles Rams. He’s a big-bodied receiver who saw the lights start to turn on in the last season. Reynolds had 52 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns in the 2020 season.
Reynolds came into the NFL as a fairly raw prospect out of Texas A&M. The one thing that you could never question is whether or not Reynolds had the traits. He’s not a burner, but the 6-3 receiver is deceptively quick and has become a better route runner each year.
By taking Reynolds, the Ravens would have the chance to pick a receiver upright as he enters his prime. This is much different than the usual picking of receivers who had long tenures with another team. Reynolds matches the exact type of player that Baltimore is looking for.
Reynolds is a versatile receiver. He can play on the outside opposite of Brown or he can be a big slot receiver. He has a career average of 12.8 yards per reception. The fact that he’s more of a big physical receiver than a guy who will take the top off the defense means he’d be a good fit.
While none of these receivers are going to come in and be the number one target, any of them would be a good compliment to Marquise Brown. That may be the thing that Baltimore can actually achieve in the free agency route. That may be the strategy that you’re not dreaming of that lives firmly in reality.
The Rolling Stones have a song that tells us that you can’t always get what you want… but you might just find what you need. The Ravens need help at receiver. The Ravens have untapped potential in Duvernay. They have a borderline number one target in Marquise Brown. They don’t have to go get Allen Robinson if they use the right blueprint for the rest of their offseason.