Ravens: 4 free agent replacements for Sammy Watkins

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2. T.Y. Hilton

Former Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was labeled a huge bust ahead of the 2021 season and played like one: in 10 games in Indy, Hilton recorded 23 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns, all career-lows. Part of the reason is he’s not the same Pro Bowl player he was six or seven years ago, and part of the reason is he dealt with nagging injuries throughout the season.

More so than any other player on this list, though, Hilton’s personality and vibes, for lack of a better word, may make him a perfect addition to the Ravens.

The 32-year-old is the longest-tenured member of the Colts and also happens to be a powerful and influential leader in the locker room. His impact in Indy goes far beyond the stat sheet, and he’s of the rare breed of NFL players with no controversies to date.

During his team’s Week 13 victory against the Houston Texans, Hilton noticed the Texans were doubling him more often and apparently reportedly told Colts head coach Frank Reich, “You don’t have to go out of your way to get me the ball.”

Name another player in the league who would do what Hilton did. We’ll wait.

During a time when player egos get more inflated by the minute, Hilton possesses the toughness, leadership, and experience to succeed at the highest level and proves he’s a team player, first and foremost.

Baltimore would be lucky to have him.