Sammy Watkins Earned Rave Reviews at Ravens Minicamp

Adam Taylor McKillop
New Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Sammy Watkins earned rave reviews at the team's minicamp.
New Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Sammy Watkins earned rave reviews at the team's minicamp. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens may still be disappointed they weren't able to land the biggest prize of the NFL offseason in Julio Jones. Fortunately for Ravens fans, Baltimore still aimed to secure some better depth around its wide receivers corps over the last few months.

They accomplished just that by signing Sammy Watkins in free agency to a one-year, $6 million deal in April. Even better, Watkins enjoyed a standout performance at Ravens minicamp this past month and the team may have found their new No. 1 wideout.

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According to ESPN's Jamison Hensley, Watkins performed as the "best receiver" at Baltimore's minicamp. Hensley also reported on a growing chemistry between Watkins and quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Honestly, this is the best news the Ravens could have asked for over the summer. While the offense ranked as the league's best rushing attack with 191.9 yards per game on the ground, the passing attack ranked dead last (171.2 yards per game).

Baltimore's leading receivers from 2020 included Marquise Brown, tight end Mark Andrews and Willie Snead, who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. Brown did manage to record 769 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, but those 769 yards didn't even crack the top-40 amongst all NFL receivers last year.

Watkins comes over after a disappointing 2020 campaign with the Kansas City Chiefs where he only played in 10 games and caught 37 passes for 421 yards. He has one season throughout his seven-year NFL career with 1,000+ receiving yards.

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