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Sammy Watkins Takes Veiled Shot at Ravens Receivers' Play in 2020

Isaiah De Los Santos
New Baltimore Ravens wideout Sammy Watkins took a subtle shot at the team's receivers in 2020.
New Baltimore Ravens wideout Sammy Watkins took a subtle shot at the team's receivers in 2020. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens rode their top rushing attack to an 11-5 record and playoff appearance in 2020. However, when that area failed in the Divisional Round, quarterback Lamar Jackson had nowhere to turn for help and the team was bounced. Addressing the team's wide receiver room was a need entering this offseason, and they signed Sammy Watkins to bolster that group.

Watkins was brutally honest about how the team's receivers played in 2020.

The seven-year veteran highlighted that the WRs failed to get open for Jackson last season, which contributed to their struggles in that facet of the offense. There have been questions raised about Jackson's passing ability, yet Watkins sees no issue there. He believes it falls on the wideouts to be better for their quarterback.

Watkins seems determined to set an example as a veteran joining this young receiving corps. He's already acting like a No. 1 wideout, which is what Baltimore will likely need him to be alongside youngsters Marquise Brown and Myles Boykin. Baltimore is being expected by many to use its first-round pick in the 2021 draft on a top receiver as well.

Brown showed potential in his second season, and the arrival of Watkins should help open things up for the deep threat as he hopes to take the next step. Watkins' experience will be a valuable addition to this receiver group as they look to improve in 2021.

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