Baltimore Ravens: 5 best moves of the offseason

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3. Odell Beckham Jr. will be the best wide receiver Lamar Jackson has ever played with

The Odell Beckham Jr. signing was a big move. He's a huge name, sure, but if he is healthy, Beckham is going to flip this offense on its head. Lamar Jackson has been working with mediocre wide receiving cores, at best, since coming into the league.

Last season was supposed to be a breakout campaign for Rashod Bateman, but injuries to both he and Jackson derailed that idea from happening. Now, Bateman is back on the field and healthy, which should help the offense tremendously. But, there won't be as much pressure on the former Minnesota Gopher, due to the veteran presence of Beckham and, of course, rookie Zay Flowers.

Beckham brings an element of speed and agility that this Ravens wide receiving group hasn't had in quite some time. You could argue that the last guy to possess that skill set was an aging Steve Smith, who wasn't even quite that same guy in his later years.

Regardless of injuries, if Beckham is on the field, he's going to demand attention from defenses. That's going to take pressure off Jackson, Bateman, Flowers and the running game as well. His presence is going to make things easier on everyone, and he's going to prove DeCosta right in making that signing.