The Baltimore Ravens received the best grade out of any NFL team when it came to their 2022 draft class, but the move to trade Marquise Brown left them shallow at the wide receiver position. CBS Sports' Josina Anderson expects the team to attack free agency to find a possible replacement.
Baltimore Ravens Free Agency
Some analysts believed the Ravens would use the first-round pick they acquired in return for Brown to immediately snag a WR. Of course, that is what the Tennessee Titans did in their trade of A.J. Brown. Instead, the Ravens took a defensive route and ended up with no WRs across 11 selections.
The only wideout on the current roster that accumulated more than 300 receiving yards last season is second-year pro Rashod Bateman. He is in line to take over the No. 1 role, while the likes of Devin Duvernay, James Proche II, Tylan Wallace, Jaylon Moore and Binjimen Victor fill out the depth chart.
The free agent market has been picked apart over the last few months and the top talents have all signed with new teams. There are still a few notable names out there, though. Seven-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones remains unsigned as does a number of veterans like T.Y. Hilton and Emmanuel Sanders.
When it comes down to it, the Ravens averaged 233.0 passing yards per game in 2021 and will be without a player that accounted for 63.0 receiving yards on a weekly basis. Adding a player or two to the mix would certainly help quarterback Lamar Jackson put together another great year.
Baltimore has odds set at +2200 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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