4 young Ravens players whose roster spots are in jeopardy

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Miles Boykin, Ravens. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Ravens, Miles Boykin
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1. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens

Another former mid-round pick who has failed to make the most of his opportunities is wide receiver Miles Boykin.

Originally drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Ravens hoped that they were adding a big-bodied, physical red-zone threat when they drafted Boykin.

They made sure to give him plenty of opportunities early in his career too as Boykin started 24 games over the first two years of his career, appearing in all 32 contests.

Unfortunately, Boykin failed to produce hauling in just 32 catches for 464 yards over his first two seasons. One catch per game as a starting wide receiver just isn’t going to cut it.

That’s why Boykin found himself on the chopping block in the summer. With younger receivers such as James Proche shining and forcing their way onto the roster, Boykin was hampered by injuries.

He would actually begin the season on the injured reserve before being activated in late September. Boykin would only appear in eight games for the Ravens in 2021, hauling in one catch for six yards.

The Ravens like Boykin on special teams and his blocking skills always go underappreciated, but it’s clear that the 25-year-old doesn’t have much of a long-term future on the team.

While the Ravens aren’t likely to make any major additions to their wide receiver room in the offseason, don’t rule out a late-round selection. The Ravens could even save nearly $3 million in cap space by releasing Boykin this offseason, much like with Powers.

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Either way, don’t expect Miles Boykin to be on the Ravens’ roster come Week 1 of 2022.