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Poll: Best WR Corps In Ravens History?


The Ravens have set the table for an aerial assault in 2014.

General Manager Ozzie Newsome focused much of his offseason attention on upgrading the talent around quarterback Joe Flacco, and the Ravens suddenly appear to have a stacked group of pass catchers.

Torrey Smith is a budding NFL star and leader of the group after having the best season of his career in 2013. He now has five-time Pro Bowler Steve Smith, Sr. alongside him. Both receivers have their eyes set on 1,000-yard seasons, which would be the first time two pass catchers broke that milestone since the franchise's inaugural season in 1996.

The talent behind the two Smiths is also deep, as the Ravens re-signed big-play threat Jacoby Jones, and Marlon Brown showed loads of potential his rookie season. The tight end group also features a pair of quality receiving options in Dennis Pitta and recently acquired Pro Bowler Owen Daniels.

Adding Daniels and Smith, and re-signing Pitta and Jones, gives the Ravens a deep group of pass catchers that may even be the best in franchise history.

We won't know for sure until the 2014 season is in the books, but where do you think this year's unit will compare to some of the other Ravens receiving groups in the past? !

1996 Season

WR Michael Jackson: 76 catches, 1,201 yards, 14 touchdowns
WR Derrick Alexander: 62 catches, 1,099 yards, nine touchdowns
TE Brian Kinchen: 55 catches, 581 yards, one touchdown
WR Floyd Turner: 38 catches, 461 yards, two touchdowns
QB  Vinny Testaverde: 4,177 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 19 interceptiosn

2001 Season

WR Qadry Ismail: 74 catches, 1,059 yards, seven touchdowns
TE Shannon Sharpe: 73 catches, 811 yards, two touchdowns
WR Travis Taylor: 42 catches, 560 yards, three touchdowns
QB: Elvis Grbac: 3,033 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, 18 interceptions

2005 Season

WR Derrick Mason: 86 catches, 1,073 yards, three touchdowns
TE Todd Heap: 75 catches, 855 yards, seven touchdowns
WR Mark Clayton: 44 catches, 471 yards, two touchdowns
QBs Kyle Boller/Anthony Wright: 3,381 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, 21 interceptions

2010 Season

WR Anquan Boldin: 64 catches, 837 yards, seven touchdowns
WR Derrick Mason: 61 catches, 802 yards, seven touchdowns
TE Todd Heap: 40 catches, 599 yards, five touchdowns
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: 30 catches, 398 yards, three touchdowns
QB Joe Flacco: 3,622 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, 10 interceptions

2012 Season

WR Anquan Boldin: 65 catches, 921 yards, four touchdowns
WR Torrey Smith: 49 catches, 855 yards, eight touchdowns
TE Dennis Pitta: 61 catches, 669 yards, seven touchdowns
WR Jacoby Jones: 30 catches, 406 yards, one touchdown.
QB: Joe Flacco: 3,817 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 10 interceptions

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