4. Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Rashod Bateman wasted little time getting himself acquainted with his new teammates and coaching staff during rookie minicamp as he was easily the team’s most impressive rookie.
And despite dealing with some muscle soreness for portions of OTAs, he still managed to make an impact.
Simply put, he doesn’t look like a rookie.
He’s a polished, smooth route-runner with excellent hands, and the way he carries himself would make you believe he’s a 10-year veteran as opposed to a first-year player who has yet to take the field for an NFL snap.
Head coach John Harbaugh put it best when he said that Bateman has been “as advertised” to this point. The tape hasn’t lied — Bateman looks every part of the star wide receiver the Ravens hope he will become.
The only reason he isn’t even higher on this list is due to the fact that the team already had high expectations for him in 2021.
His impressive performance certainly doesn’t hurt matters, but he was already likely to receive plenty of snaps on offense.
Now, the Ravens are just that much more confident in his ability to produce early in his career.