Will Fuller is the ‘best free agent available’ for the Ravens

Ravens, Will Fuller (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens could continue adding to their wide receiver room and pursue free agent Will Fuller ahead of the 2022 season. But is Fuller worth the trouble?

It’s highly unlikely that the Ravens will make another move for a receiver this close to the season, and the franchise seems content with its current wideout group for 2022.

The top three — Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, and James Proche — hasn’t changed, but the team also acquired veteran Demarcus Robinson as much-needed depth.

Offseason moves tend to be unpredictable, and if the Ravens do opt to sign another wide receiver, it would come way out of left field. That being said, a few NFL pundits are still clamoring for Baltimore to make another move at the position before the start of the season.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox listed the best free agent remaining for every NFL team and had the Ravens going after another wide receiver:

"“Even after picking up Demarcus Robinson late in the offseason, the Ravens receiving corps—aside from star tight end Mark Andrews, of course—is largely a mishmash of complementary options.While Will Fuller wouldn’t give Baltimore a legitimate No. 1 perimeter target, he could help replicate Brown’s downfield ability. Like Brown before him, Fuller could give Lamar Jackson a speedy deep threat who perfectly complements the quarterback’s ability to buy time."

Ravens linked to free agent WR Will Fuller ahead of the 2022 season

We’ve written extensively about potential free agent acquisitions before, and former Miami wideout Will Fuller was often included in the conversation.

The 28-year-old offers the most upside of any remaining free agent option at the position, but it’s hard to look past his concerning injury history. Fuller has missed 42 games in six seasons due to a variety of maladies, and there’s no guarantee he can stay healthy this upcoming season.

Besides, the Ravens already have young and explosive talents in Duvernay, Proche, and backup Tylan Wallace. The team admittedly remains thin at wide receiver with no one sitting behind Bateman on the depth chart, but if the Ravens do pull the trigger on another weapon, it will likely be a reliable, well-established veteran.

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Though Will Fuller may indeed be the best remaining free agent wideout in 2022, the Ravens have little reason to take a risk right now.