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

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1. Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens

Devin Duvernay was somewhat of an enigma last season. When he did receive the chance to make an impact, he did just that. It’s just that his opportunities were relatively scarce.

A third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Duvernay began the year buried on the Ravens roster, but continued to make plays and force the team’s hand.

He finished the year with 20 catches for 201 yards and even took over primary punt return duties (to go along with his kick return job) before the season had ended.

Duvernay is an exciting playmaker when the ball is in his hands, and there’s every reason to believe that he could be primed for a breakout 2021 season — even in a suddenly crowded wide receiver room.

For that reason, Duvernay should be the odds-on favorite to win the No. 4 receiver job out of camp. But he’s not going to be handed anything.

If someone like Wallace or even Boykin or Proche has a strong summer, Duvernay could find himself slipping down the depth chart a little.

Much like Wallace, his roster spot isn’t in jeopardy. The Ravens remain high on him and his ability to double as a returner ensures he will have a role with the team.

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But both Duvernay and the Ravens would like that role to be as the team’s No. 4 wide receiver. He could solidify that with an impressive performance in training camp.