Baltimore Ravens: Pros and cons of 5 notable receiver free agents
Moving from upside to a safe pick:
If you’re not sold on Davis you have to ask yourself, what is the reason for that? If you’re concerned that he’s not a number one receiver, you’ll come to realize the menu falls short in that aspect. In free agency, the Ravens will not get a top 10 receiver in the NFL. In my estimation, Davis is as good as it’s going to get for the Ravens.
Davis isn’t the only option yet he hits the sweet spot for the realistic expectations of this offseason. He’s a player who is coming off a very good year, who is starting to hit his stride. It’s a bit of projection though all of the offseason moves are an educated guess. If you’re looking for the free agent with the most potential moving forward this is the one.
Marvin Jones is a very interesting option because he’s more of an established option. He’s not at the tail end of his career like an A.J. Green (a player I’d put on this list, but it’s a year or two too late for that). Jones has played eight years in the league and probably has three to five good years of football left in the tank.
If Davis is the most exciting option available on this menu, then Jones is the safest. It’s funny how things work. If the Ravens traded for Jones before the 2020 deadline it would have been a big splash. This would have been a huge changeup for the offense.
Signing Jones won’t feel like that huge of a splash. That being said the Ravens would be more than justified in their logic if they bring him in. With that in mind let’s look at the pros and cons of adding Jones.