So, the Ravens don’t need a number one wide receiver?
It’s not a need. It’s never been a need. It’s a want. Sure, it would help. But it would be better to develop one. The Ravens have never really been good at developing their own wide receivers. Their success has come from bringing in productive veteran wide receivers, such as Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith Sr., and Derrick Mason.
With Keith Williams and Tee Martin on the team now, it’s safe to say that the Ravens can only get better at developing wide receivers. I doubt they can get worse. It sounds harsh, but it is the truth.
Should the Ravens bring in any receivers from free agency or draft any receivers?
That I believe they should do. I don’t think they should overpay for a receiver. However, I also believe that it would be helpful for the Ravens to bring in an experienced receiver to play on the other side of Marquise Brown to help out. Having a veteran in the locker room would be ideal, especially in the development of the younger receivers.
I mentioned earlier that Sammy Watkins has worked with Keith Williams. Well, Watkins worked with Greg Roman in Buffalo as well. For the right price, Watkins would be a great wide receiver to work the other side of Marquise Brown. I believe that Watkins being on the team would allow Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews to get open more and be more productive.
Sammy Watkins did exactly that for Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. During the Chiefs 2020 Super Bowl run, he also produced 14 receptions for nearly 300 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown. He was a vital part of their offense that helped them win the Super Bowl in 2020.
Other experienced or veteran options include T.Y. Hilton, Antonio Brown, Danny Amendola, Larry Fitzgerald, Alshon Jeffrey, etc.
Depending on who the Ravens bring in (if anyone) during free agency, I believe they should also considering drafting someone in the draft. Great options would include Terrace Marshall Jr., Rashod Bateman, Amari Rodgers, etc.
I don’t believe the Ravens will add another tight end because they traded for Josh Oliver and also have Jacob Breeland to develop if they want. But that is also an option. Hayden Hurst was a huge part of the 2019 Ravens offense that led the league in scoring.