5. Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
For the first time in what feels like forever, the wide receiver position isn’t a pressing need for the Ravens this offseason. Much of that is due to the young depth they already have on their roster.
One of those players is Devin Duvernay who appears on track to be a full-time starter for the first time in his career, provided the Ravens don’t make any major offseason additions at the position.
A third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Duvernay took on a larger role in 2021 playing 51 percent of offensive snaps and hauling in 33 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown.
The All-Pro kick returner could see another uptick in production this season as the Ravens’ third starting wideout alongside Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman.
6. James Proche, WR, Ravens
Duvernay isn’t the only promising young wide receiver on the roster, however. James Proche is someone who has had to fight for every snap he’s received at the NFL level.
A former sixth-round pick, Proche was an afterthought as a rookie finishing with just one catch in his initial NFL season. There was even talk that Proche might not make the 53-man roster heading into 2021.
But the 25-year-old put together an impressive summer and not only earned a spot on the roster but a limited role in the offense. Proche hauled in 16 catches for 202 yards this past season.
Every time Proche has stepped on the field, he’s proved that he deserves more snaps. Here’s to hoping that 2022 is the year he finally breaks through as a regular part of the Ravens’ offense.