Ravens: 4 reasons James Proche could turn some heads in 2021

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2. The Ravens revamped offensive approach

Last season, the Ravens were last in the league in passing attempts. For that reason, one might think it’s dangerous to pick any Baltimore receiver to shock the NFL.

That said, with their coaching and receiver additions, the Ravens have obviously decided to alter their persona.

It’s also telling that the Ravens stopped allowing outsiders to film offseason practices. Perhaps major changes really are in store.

Those changes, of course, would impact the Ravens’ receiving corps as a whole — not just James Proche.

Out of the young receiver group that includes Proche, Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Devin Duvernay, Rashod Bateman, and Tylan Wallace, however, Proche is the only one who averaged more than 100 receptions over his past last two college seasons.

He’s also the only one with multiple seasons of double-digit touchdowns, peaking at 15 during his senior year. The Draft Network’s Joe Marino had the following to say about Proche.

"“His highlight reel of acrobatic finishes is unrivaled. Provides the upside to make plays at all levels of the field.”"

Since his production hasn’t yet transferred to the NFL, though, some still doubt his ability to ever do so. A glance at his incredible persistence and ability to overcome adversity, however, may foreshadow an upcoming breakout.