Ravens: 4 surprise cuts the team could make this summer

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4. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens

Miles Boykin’s roster status has been discussed at length this offseason. But why not talk about him one more time for good measure before training camp begins?

A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Boykin has failed to make the impact the Ravens hoped he would despite receiving ample opportunities.

The former Notre Dame standout has started 24 of 32 games but has just 32 career catches to show for it. He was part of the NFL’s worst passing offense last season and the Ravens placed an emphasis on upgrading over him at wide receiver.

They seemingly did just that signing Sammy Watkins in free agency and adding Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace in the 2021 NFL Draft. All three players figure to have a role in Baltimore’s offense.

The same could be said for Marquise Brown and Devin Duvernay — two holdovers from a year ago. Where that leaves Boykin is unknown.

Most assume that Boykin will still hold on to a roster spot as the sixth wide receiver simply due to his blocking and red-zone abilities. But that’s far from a guarantee.

2020 sixth-round pick James Proche II represents his biggest competition and could push Boykin for a roster spot if he impresses this summer.

Boykin getting released would hardly be a shock, but it would still come as a slight surprise which is why he lands on this list.