3 players who led the Ravens to a convincing victory in Week 4

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3. James Proche, WR, Ravens

One of the surprises of this game was James Proche. He didn’t have many snaps last season during his rookie year and was thought to be deep down the depth chart again this year.

However, with the injuries to Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin, along with his standout practices, Proche has been earning more snaps.

Against the Broncos, Proche caught five passes for 74 yards — both career highs. Several of his catches came on huge third downs which would later lead to scores.

The Ravens have struggled mightily on third down this season and Proche helped them convert on a few of them on Sunday.

Even though he is not a speed threat like many of the other Ravens receivers, Proche is a refined route runner with excellent hands. Sunday’s game proved that Lamar Jackson is starting to establish chemistry with him.

Proche is splitting snaps with Devin Duvernay, but the former SMU standout could be the reliable slot receiver that replaces Willie Snead.

The Ravens have desperately needed a receiver who could consistently get open in key situations and Proche might be the guy.

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It’s an extremely small sample size, but one thing is clear. James Proche is taking full advantage of the opportunities that he didn’t get last season.