Ravens: 4 players with the most to prove in 2021 training camp
2. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens
The Ravens made numerous attempts to bolster their wide receiver room in the offseason — a wide receiver room that was a big part of the NFL’s worst passing offense a year ago.
They signed Sammy Watkins in free agency and added Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace in the 2021 NFL Draft to join the likes of Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay, Miles Boykin, and James Proche in a new-look receiving corps.
The result is a deeper wide receiver group than the Ravens have had in years. However, that depth could prove to be the death knell for at least one player on that list.
Boykin is hoping that he isn’t that player.
A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Boykin has received ample opportunities in his first two years in the NFL. However, he’s failed to do much of anything with them.
Despite starting 24 of 32 career games and notching 38 and 53 percent of offensive snaps in 2019 and 2020 respectively, Boykin has just 32 career catches to show for it. That’s one catch per game.
He’ll be out to prove to the Ravens this summer that he’s still worth keeping around.
At his best, Boykin can be a capable red-zone threat who also doubles as the most accomplished blocker in the team’s receiving room. But it’s hard to get excited about his prospects given his lack of production.
Boykin will likely need to beat out fellow former draft pick James Proche if he’s to earn a roster spot.