4 Baltimore Ravens we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

The Ravens had some underperformers last year.

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1. WR Odell Beckham Jr.

The Odell Beckham most people remember is not the Odell Beckham who suited up for the Ravens last year. While his Rams stint showed he can be a solid complementary piece, there were times where rookie ups-and-downs from Zay Flowers made him a featured wide receiver.

Beckham caught just 35 passes for 565 yards and three touchdowns last season. The last time Beckham topped 1,000 yards in a season (which he managed by just 35 yards), Mark Ingram was the Ravens' starting running back and Nick Boyle was a big part of their passing game. At the risk of using a pejorative adjective, Beckham is looking washed.

The Baltimore Ravens should look to move off Odell Beckham Jr.

The wide receiver class in free agency is relatively strong, and it is not hyperbolic to suggest any one of 20 wide receivers could be picked in the first two rounds in what is a very deep class. Beckham's veteran status can only engender so much goodwill and guarantee so much production.

The Ravens should peruse the market for a veteran receiver with a much higher ceiling and look to add a player in the draft in the first three rounds. The fact that Beckham recorded just four catches in two playoffs games hurts the argument he can be a solid WR2 for a championship contender.

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