Ravens: 4 players with something to prove in preseason Week 2

Ravens, Justice Hill (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Ravens, James Proche
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1. James Proche, WR, Ravens

Perhaps no player has done more to improve their stock than James Proche has this summer. Seen as a roster bubble player fighting an uphill battle going into the spring, Proche has emerged as one of the stars of training camp.

And he’s one big preseason performance away from all but solidifying his roster status.

Proche has turned heads with his worth ethic, energy, and playmaking ability this summer. With numerous Ravens receivers sidelined with injuries, Proche has taken full advantage of his opportunities.

Realistically, the SMU product is competing with Miles Boykin for the sixth and likely final wide receiver job. Boykin did next to nothing with his snaps before going down with an injury.

He’s missed considerable time this summer and likely won’t play again this Saturday. That’s just one more opportunity for Proche to put some distance between him and his competition.

A sixth-round pick in last year’s draft, Proche couldn’t secure a role in the offense as a rookie hauling in just one catch for 14 yards.

If he does make the team, he’ll be a bit buried on the depth chart once again. But given all the injuries the Ravens have dealt with at the wide receiver position, it seems inevitable that he’ll find his way onto the field before long.

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And if he continues to play as well as he has, the Ravens will have no other choice but to give him some well-deserved playing time.