4. Nelson Agholor is taking advantage of extra snaps
The Baltimore Ravens had to take it easy on Rashod Bateman as he had the screws removed from his foot this week. His foot will be swollen for a few days, but the missed time signals Bateman taking a significant step toward getting back on the field.
So, this development may not carry into training camp, let alone the regular season. Still, Nelson Agholor has been everything advertised and more for the Baltimore Ravens. He has stepped into the Bateman role, which allowed Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham to stay in their spots and not disrupt anything.
Still, Lamar Jackson said Bateman is the number one, and it showed when Agholor was getting so many targets all week. If you project this work for Bateman, he is the winner, but the fact that Agholor was hauling in all of the big passes has to give the Ravens coaching staff confidence.
Bateman is injured often, Beckham is coming off a serious injury, and Flowers is a rookie. The great part of Agholor is that he can fill in for any of those players and make an impact. Fans appreciated what DeMarcus Robinson did for the unit last year, but Agholor is an upgrade, and he is now the number four. That is a nice spot to be in.