2. The Ravens must add a veteran wide receiver
If it’s not Deebo, it’s gotta be Jarvis Landry.
Baltimore choosing not to draft a single wide receiver in the draft made sense in terms of best player available tactics, and it wasn’t for lack of effort. The Calvin Austin situation proved the Ravens wanted to upgrade at wideout but also didn’t want to reach too much.
In the world of wide receiver additions, Deebo Samuel firmly exists in Ravens fans’ fantasies only. Former Cleveland Browns’ Jarvis Landry, however, poses as a very feasible acquisition and would likely come at the palatable cost of a two-year, $24 million dollar contract.
As a significant upgrade from Sammy Watkins, Landry could automatically fill the WR1 hole Marquise Brown left behind. No doubt the 29-year-old is looking for somewhere new to stretch his legs after a career-worst 2021 season under the arm of Baker Mayfield, and the receiver-needy Ravens should welcome him with open arms.
Landry recorded just 52 catches for 570 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season, but that’s heads and shoulders above what the Ravens’ current wideouts have accomplished. Devin Duvernay, James Proche, and Tylan Wallace all sit behind Rashod Bateman as unrefined developmental talents, and Baltimore has a few UDFA wide receiver signings in the works who will compete for a starting spot come September.
Seasoned talent is what the Ravens need most, though, and we strongly urge the front office to trade for a vet or give Landry a call.