5. Devin Duvernay falls behind Tylan Wallace, Nelson Agholor gets WR4 role
Something is brewing in the wideout room and it's not looking good for richman Devin Duvernay.
According to the depth chart released by the Ravens, Tylan Wallace is above Duvernay in the wide receiver pecking order as the former is listed above the latter in the first DC published ahead of Week 1.
The first five wideouts of the Ravens Flock were never in doubt entering roster-cuts day a week ago, and indeed Duvernay made the list easily as was always the expectation.
Wallace, on the other hand, had to fight (fight literally, at times) a hellacious battle for the right to make it all the way to the final 53-man roster. He beat James Proche, Laquon Treadwell, Sean Ryan, Donte Demus, and other receivers and even then it wasn't clear if the Ravens would carry six receivers into the regular season.
Now, though, things are looking great for Wallace as the new WR5 of the team above Duvernay, who is better known for his special-team chops and his hefty salary above $4 million per year.
GM Eric DeCosta said a few days ago that this offseason marked the first time Baltimore received calls from other franchises asking about the availability of their receivers in a trade. Are the Ravens signaling that Duvernay is indeed available?
Trading Duvernay would make a lot of sense if the return serves the purpose of bolstering units in need of reinforcements such as the edge rusher room or the cornerbacks unit.
All of the above leaves veteran Nelson Agholor as the next-in-line receiver to enter games and take snaps on relief duty when OBJ, Flowers, and Bateman need a breather here or there.