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Training Camp Competition: Wide Receiver

WR Tylan Wallace
WR Tylan Wallace

In the Hunt

  • Nelson Agholor
  • Rashod Bateman
  • Malik Cunningham
  • Zay Flowers
  • Deonte Harty
  • Sean Ryan
  • Tylan Wallace
  • Qadir Ismail (undrafted rookie)
  • Dayton Wade (undrafted rookie)
  • Devontez Walker (rookie)
  • Isaiah Washington (undrafted rookie)

Projected Starters

Flowers and Bateman are the clear starters. Flowers is coming off a franchise record-setting rookie season in which he caught 77 passes for 858 yards and five touchdowns. He led all Ravens receivers in targets with 108 and could see even more action in Year 2 as he broadens his game.

Baltimore is betting on a breakout from Bateman, who has long exhibited the talent but been hobbled by injuries so far in his young career. Bateman is healthy and happy, and he's going to be back in a leading role with Odell Beckham Jr. now in Miami.

Agholor was re-signed this offseason after a strong first year in Baltimore in which he caught 35 passes for 381 yards and four scores. He saw the most snaps out of the slot among any of the Ravens' wide receivers and will probably be deployed in a similar way as the No. 3 wideout.

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Best Battle

It remains to be seen how much of a role Walker will carve out as a rookie in the offense, but his roster spot is safe. The competition for the No. 5 and possibly No. 6 wide receiver is more up for grabs. Wallace has the experience, particularly on special teams, but has just seven career receptions in three seasons. The Ravens were thrilled to get Harty as a potential returner with big-play potential and juice as an offensive speedster. Making a conversion from quarterback, Cunningham is an intriguing slot option. Ryan, who spent last year on the practice squad, and a trio of undrafted rookies will also compete for roster spots.

Under the Radar

Harty has yet to take the field as a Raven because of complications after the birth of his daughter. He has a chance to open some eyes during training camp, however. Harty led the league with 338 kick return yards and was an All-Pro in 2019 with the New Orleans Saints. Even as a receiver, he has shown some juice and could help offset the loss of Devin Duvernay in free agency. Harty had 36 catches for 570 yards with the Saints in 2021.

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