Ravens: 5 players that improved their stock the most this summer

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3. James Proche, WR, Ravens

James Proche was a player who most viewed as someone on the outside looking in heading into spring workouts. Following the additions of Sammy Watkins, Rashod Bateman, and Tylan Wallace, Proche found himself buried on the depth chart.

This coupled with the fact that he lost his returner job to Devin Duvernay late last season seemed to indicate that the 2020 sixth-round pick could be on his way out of Baltimore.

But Proche wasn’t going to let it happen that easily.

Proche’s primary competition for the sixth and final wide receiver spot was Miles Boykin. A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Boykin had underwhelmed in his first two seasons.

And he didn’t do much to stand out this summer. Meanwhile, Proche might have been the biggest star of training camp.

The SMU product took full advantage of the Ravens’ injuries at the wide receiver position making an impact early in camp and never looking back.

Boykin would end up missing much of the summer due to an injury and he landed on injured reserve to start the year. But even if Boykin was healthy, there was no way the Ravens could keep Proche off the roster.

James Proche earned his roster spot as much as anyone this summer.