Baltimore Ravens receivers on the roster: Where they go from here
Miles Boykin and James Proche
The bad news for Miles Boykin is that the Ravens’ biggest need on offense is arguably to find somebody who plays his position better. You can’t blame the Ravens for wanting more from their X receiver. He has 32 career receptions in two seasons.
Boykin is the kind of player who shows a flash here or there, yet fails to string it together. If the Ravens bring in the receiver that Baltimore is clamoring for Boykin will see fewer chances. A move to the tight end isn’t out of the question but it’s not what his skill-set really lines up for.
Let’s talk about James Proche for a minute. Proche basically did nothing in his rookie season. It’s not like he was given a lot to do, but there is almost nothing from last season to go off of. With Chris Moore possibly on the way out the door, Proche’s best shot is to prove that he can do it on special teams.
With Boykin, you have to wonder if this is a case of damaged goods. The Ravens needed more production from him. Lamar Jackson needed a reason to throw him the ball more. At this point, Boykin may just be what he is. With Proche anything can happen. He’s got a ton of potential and has a reputation for catching the football when it’s thrown from him, dating back to his days with the SMU Mustangs.
Baltimore has two receivers to be very excited about. Duvernay could be the up-and-coming star of the 2021 season and beyond. Brown could take his game to the next level with a little help at the receiver position.
Baltimore is waiting on one missing link. If they find it this could work. Free agency is going to make us talk about new wide receivers. Here’s the thing though, we have to understand what we have right in front of us, already under contract. It’s more promising than you may have been thinking it was.