Surprising WR emerging as 53-man roster candidate through Ravens training camp

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The Baltimore Ravens can make history this season. In fact, they can make history as soon as Week 1 arrives in early September. The recent additions to the roster, followed by the proper selections upon the final cuts on the 53-man roster can put the franchise in the history books of the NFL.

We're talking, of course, about becoming the first NFL team to feature five first-round wide receivers in their roster and to catch a pass in a regular season game, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley and Elias Sports Bureau research.

You already know the names of those five players, or if you don't, here are they: Odell Beckham Jr., Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor, Zay Flowers, and Laquon Treadwell.

Some of the aforementioned players are more established and recognizable than others. Four of them, with the exception of Bateman, will dress in Ravens' uniforms for the first time next September.

One in particular, former Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell, is definitely the odd man on the outside looking in to make the final 53-man cut. That, though, might be starting to change judging by his training camp performances.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Treadwell has "gained some traction" in an attempt "to resuscitate his career." Zrebiec, the beat reporter of the Ravens for the outlet, highlighted how the former first-round pick "had a nice one-handed snag for a TD (on Friday)."

Other reporters, such as Rocco DiSangro of FOX Baltimore and Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Banner echoed Zrebiec's practice report highlighting Treadwell's name among those standing out on Friday's training session.

The Ravens will have a tough choice to make at the end of August when they will be forced to make a bunch of cuts on their way to announcing the final 53-man regular-season roster.

With OBJ, Flowers, Agholor, and Bateman as surefire locks to make the cut, the wide-receiver bubble now features many players doubtful to land on the final roster.

Treadwell arrived in the NFL as a highly-hyped prospect but so far he's failed to deliver the goodies. The Ravens might change that for him, and judging by what we've watched and heard from those reporting from The Castle he's also trying to help Baltimore in making its decision: include him in the final roster.

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