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

Ravens, Ravens roster Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports
Ravens, Ravens roster Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports /
4 of 5
Ravens roster, Tylan Wallace
Ravens roster, Tylan Wallace Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Tylan Wallace, WR, Ravens

Tylan Wallace is the biggest wild card of the four players on this list, primarily because he’s yet to play in an NFL game.

A fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Wallace joins fellow rookie Rashod Bateman in a revamped wide receiver room. But unlike Bateman, his role in the offense remains undefined.

Wallace isn’t exactly fighting for his roster spot as Boykin and Proche are, but he is competing for reps on offense. But with a standout summer, he could emerge as their top option behind Brown, Bateman, and Watkins.

Wallace was an uber-productive receiver at Oklahoma State topping 900 yards in three consecutive seasons prior to being selected in this year’s draft.

He’s a route-running technician — not too dissimilar to Bateman — who projects as a potential future starter on the outside. While not the biggest or fastest receiver on the team, his superb catch radius could get him snaps early on.

The biggest thing working against Wallace is the rookie growing curve.

While his competition isn’t exactly a bunch of veterans, they do have the advantage of having an extra year (or two) of development under their belts.

The Ravens hope that Wallace will eventually develop into a featured player in their offense. How soon will that happen, though?

It might take a little longer than one summer.