Ravens: 4 former draft picks in danger of losing their roster spot

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2. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens

Miles Boykin entered training camp as the presumed favorite to land the sixth wide receiver spot. Much like Ferguson, Boykin has been a disappointment through his first two NFL seasons.

Despite starting 24 of 32 games over the last two years, Boykin has hauled in just 32 catches for 464 yards. That’s an average of one catch per game.

That’s not ideal for a player who’s been on the field for nearly 50 percent of his team’s offensive snaps. Still, it was assumed that his roster spot was still relatively safe going into the summer.

However, that might not be the case anymore.

James Proche has been one of the stars of training camp this summer and, even with a quiet preseason, he still probably has the edge over Boykin.

It doesn’t help matters that Boykin has missed almost the entire month with a hamstring injury. He needed a solid summer to hold onto his roster spot.

Instead, not only has he not been on the field, but he’s seen his main competition flourish.

Boykin is still an excellent run blocker and the Ravens do have a surplus of Proche-like receivers which might be the former Notre Dame standout’s only saving grace.

But Boykin could find himself on the outside looking in at the end of the month. His roster security is hanging on by a thread.