Ravens: James Proche deserves a role on offense going forward

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On Sunday, James Proche proved to the Baltimore Ravens that he is deserving of an ever-increasing role in the offense.

The Ravens have been longing for answers at the wide receiver position for their entire franchise history.

Through the years, there have been several great contributors, but the Ravens haven’t had sustained quality and depth at the position, nor many stars, for much of their history.

Now, however, Baltimore has the pieces in its receiver room to change that history, and Proche is showing how he can be a part of the transition.

Proche, a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, played in 11 games as a rookie, almost exclusively as a punt returner.

The Ravens also drafted Devin Duvernay in 2020, who overall projects to have a potentially similar role in the offense as Proche and featured far more as a rookie.

This offseason, the Ravens further addressed the wide receiver positions, drafting Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace in the first and fourth rounds respectively, and signing Sammy Watkins in free agency.

Proche’s chances to be a big contributor, therefore, looked poor.