Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Breakdown: Complete Analysis
I'm not sure that six wide receivers will even make the team this year.
The average combined age of Baltimore's wide receivers is only 23 years and eight months. Youth is clearly on their side. Unfortunately, youth and inexperience often go hand-in-hand.
If there is such a thing as a sure thing, Smith is going to start. After all, he's definitely inspired to become more of a leader after his visit to The White House on Wednesday.
Check me out!!! http://t.co/nQaoaLPQV0— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 5, 2013
Jones is likely to play a lot but will probably focus his efforts on the return game.
Since offenses can only field five wide receivers on one play (and don't often do so), the Ravens may keep just five wide receivers after their final cut.
After running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson and Smith and Jones all get their touches, those other three wide receivers will have to make the most of the few opportunities they're given.
To get a more in-depth view of the current Ravens wide receivers, here are their career numbers and their numbers from last year, according to Pro-Football-Reference:
Now here's a look at how the current wide receivers performed in 2012:
How many wide receivers will the Ravens keep on their final roster?
As you can see, after Smith there's a significant lack of starting experience among this group. Of the players who haven't started yet in their careers, Doss has played the most and performed the best.
Although nearly half of this group is comprised of rookies, those rookies have an average size of 6'2 1/2", 214 pounds. Not to say they will all go on to be productive, but beginning your professional career with that kind of size is definitely a plus.
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