Wide receiver is a position the Baltimore Ravens need to upgrade this offseason. Free agency Corey Davis seems like a great target for the team.
The Baltimore Ravens are looking at a potentially very different wide receiver core for the 2021 season with two pending free agents and hardly any proven guys on the current roster. After a season in which Baltimore provided the worst passing offense in the league, a major re-haul is definitely in order.
There are a plethora of avenues that the Ravens can explore to address this area. Free Agency has a large pool of both Pro Bowl-level guys and above-average pieces. The 2021 NFL Draft also has tons of great options available for when the team picks near the end of round one. If there was ever a year to need wide receivers, this would be that year.
A name that Baltimore should be very interested in is Corey Davis. Davis has a lot of qualities that should entice the Ravens to take a look at bringing him in via Free Agency. If we’re being frank, he’s one of the best options for Baltimore to look into.
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For starters, Davis won’t be resetting the market for wide receivers and wouldn’t cost nearly as much money as a guy like Allen Robinson would. Davis is the perfect budget player that the Ravens have historically favored.
Davis isn’t just a cheap veteran option, however. The 26-year old receiver is coming off a career-best 945-yard season and scored five touchdowns in a very run-heavy offense via the Tennessee Titans. Davis was also the second option in the passing game after Pro Bowler A.J. Brown, showing that Davis has really begun to come into his own. It appears that Davis’s best days are ahead of him.
This is where the Ravens should show some major interest in acquiring Davis’s services. Davis would slide into another run-heavy offense that would allow him to work secondaries with ease and not have to worry about being ganged up on. While he would likely be Baltimore’s top receiver, his partner in crime, Marquise Brown, would still make life easier for Davis, who can work the intermediate area of the field while Brown goes deep.
Davis should also like the idea of teaming up with Lamar Jackson, who is an upgrade over Ryan Tannehill. Davis is familiar with playing with quarterbacks who can extend plays by breaking out of the pocket, so adjusting to Jackson’s style of play wouldn’t be overly difficult.
Overall, the fit in Baltimore is a good one for Corey Davis. The Ravens have to like the idea that they wouldn’t have to shell out big money for him, either. Davis would provide Baltimore with a top receiver for a cap-friendly deal and Davis in turn gets a chance at a bigger role in as good if not better offense. Win-win.
Corey Davis is definitely the wide receiver to monitor during Free Agency for the Baltimore Ravens. He may not be some Pro Bowl, game-altering weapon out wide, but his best days are ahead of him and he can certainly be a difference-maker in the passing game.