Baltimore Ravens should admit failure, part ways with this receiver
By Ryan Heckman
One of the key areas the Baltimore Ravens have needed to focus on improving over the last few seasons is at wide receiver. When they drafted Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace back in 2021, fans thought things were on the upswing.
However, between Bateman's injuries and the Ravens hardly giving Wallace a chance to play meaningful offensive snaps, the team continued to find themselves in wide receiver purgatory after 2022.
Signing Odell Beckham Jr. and drafting Zay Flowers, plus hoping for a healthy Bateman going into 2023, should turn things around in a big way. But, what about Wallace?
The 2021 fourth-round pick has rarely been used in two years. Last offseason, he was a name to watch in terms of emerging as a possible WR2. But, that didn't come to fruition. Is it time for the Ravens to cut ties altogether?
The Baltimore Ravens should consider trading or cutting Tylan Wallace
As a rookie in 2021, Wallace played just seven percent of offensive snaps (84 snaps, to be exact). Then in 2022, Wallace played a total of 77 snaps in nine games. He has played over 50 percent of special teams snaps, but Wallace's opportunity on the depth chart might be wavering.
Right now, you have Beckham, Flowers and Bateman locked in atop the chart with Nelson Agholor as a very valuable WR4. From there, it gets muddy. The Ravens have long liked Devin Duvernay for his wide array of skills, especially on special teams. He could take the fifth spot, with the Ravens possibly keeping a sixth receiver and that spot going to either Wallace or James Proche.
Not to mention, guys like Andy Isabella, Shemar Bridges, Mike Thomas, Tarik Black, Dontay Demus Jr. and Sean Ryan are sitting there awaiting their competition for a spot, as well.
In two professional seasons, Wallace has only caught six passes for 56 yards and zero scores. Compare that to how he was used at Oklahoma State, and Wallace's production has gone from sky-high to rock bottom in a hurry.
You're talking about a guy who went for over 3,200 yards and 27 total touchdowns in his three prominent years with the Cowboys. Now, he's become an afterthought.
If the Ravens wanted to do him a favor, they'd float his name out there for even a condidtional 7th round pick, if that's possible. If it's not, releasing him and allowing him to get a fresh start at 23 (almost 24) years old would be in his best interest. At this point, if the team isn't going to use him, why not let him go?