Ravens May Waste Wide Receiver Additions in 2021

The Baltimore Ravens may end up wasting the receiver talent they added this offseason.
The Baltimore Ravens may end up wasting the receiver talent they added this offseason. / David Berding/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens came into the 2021 offseason with a clear need at wide receiver. Though they didn't make a big splash at the position, they did sign veteran Sammy Watkins and drafted Minnesota standout Rashod Bateman in the first round to join their WR room.

However, these marquee additions may not result in much of a difference for Baltimore's offense this year.

Incumbent wideout Marquise Brown recently stated that the Ravens want to score as many points as possible. Yet he noted that could come with or without a heavy passing attack. It's disappointing to hear that, especially considering the lack of a passing game ultimately cost them in the playoffs when their run game fell short.

Adding playmakers in Watkins and Bateman to a group with Brown and Miles Boykin already in the fold seemed to indicate an effort to improve the weapons around Lamar Jackson. Yet it doesn't appear like the Ravens are making it a point to emphasize the air attack in 2021. Baltimore's offense could be a repeat of run-heavy focus that lost its bite in the Divisional Round.

A repeat of last season's playoff burnout isn't what fans want. This team needs to take the next step if they want to contend in a stacked AFC, and that means maximizing their newest WR additions, rather than wasting their talents as run blockers.

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