5 bounceback candidates for Baltimore Ravens

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4. Rashod Bateman can bounce back for the Baltimore Ravens if he is healthy

The reality is that if Rahsod Bateman were healthy, he might not even be on this list. Bateman posted 515 yards as a rookie, which showed promise, but he did miss time with an injury. It looked like a Bateman breakout in 2022 until he suffered an injury just six weeks into the season.

Bateman went from 7.6 yards per target to 10.2, from 42.9 yards per game to 47.5. Still, that was halted by the injury.

Still, we saw Bateman produce as a rookie; then it looked like he would only get better in his second NFL season. Beyond that, he is in a pass-happy offense, he is the top deep threat, and he has bigger names around him to draw all the attention away from him.

This is another case where you could see Bateman is getting better each year, but it just needs to all come together into one healthy season where we see the breakout, or the bounce back.

Considering Bateman went from 515 yards to 285, it is definitely a case of a bounceback, but health is the only issue. Bateman has been improving and is a talent due for a big year.