Ravens roster: Ranking the candidates for the No. 4 WR job

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3. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens

Unlike the others on this list, Miles Boykin has been given every opportunity to succeed in the NFL. However, to this point, he’s failed to do much of anything with the opportunities he’s been afforded.

Boykin started 11 of 16 games as a rookie, but despite being on the field for nearly 40 percent of offensive snaps, the rookie third-round pick hauled in just 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

He returned in 2020 and remained a starter for the majority of the year starting 13 of 16 games. Unfortunately, his production once again didn’t match his playing time.

Boykin received more than 50 percent of the team’s offensive snaps but finished with just 19 catches for 266 yards and four touchdowns.

Now, much like Proche, he’s not even a lock to make the final roster.

What Boykin does have working in his favor, however, is his blocking ability. Boykin is easily the best blocker in the Ravens’ wide receiver room — a trait that is even more valuable in the team’s run-heavy offense.

He’s also a capable red-zone threat with a whopping seven of his 32 career catches going for touchdowns. Boykin’s a physical player who excels in the red zone, but will that be enough for him to maintain a role in the offense?

The 24-year-old needs a strong summer, much like Proche, to convince the Ravens that he’s the man for the job. If not, he could find himself slipping even further down the depth chart.