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PFF gives Ravens receivers high praise

The advanced scouting service has a high opinion of Kamar Aiken and eight games of Steve Smith

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The Ravens haven't been able to get many snaps out of Breshad Perriman and Darren Waller this year, but according to Pro Football Focus, Kamar Aiken and Steve Smith are a quality WR duo. PFF released their list of the top 120 wide receivers in the NFL this season. Steve Smith has managed to rank sixth on PFFs' list with a grade of 92.0, despite the fact that he's only played in eight games this season. Kamar Aiken is the 22nd ranked receiver with a grade of 83.7.

Steve Smith was on pace to have 92 receptions for 1,340 yards and six touchdowns before going down and Kamar Aiken has caught 22 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns during Joe Flacco's absence. Steve and Kamar are both ranked higher than Anquan Boldin, who comes in at 28th with a grade of 80.7 and Torrey Smith, who comes in at 61st with a grade of 69.2.

Torrey Smith has vastly under-performed in San Francisco this season. Detractors of Flacco can no longer say that Joe needs Torrey Smith drawing pass interference flags for the offense to work, as the Ravens have the league's eighth ranked passing offense, while the 49ers have the 30th ranked passing offense.

The Ravens will have to wait until 2016 to get a look at Breshad Perriman, but right now Kamar Aiken has managed to impress this season, even when he is forced to catch passes from the likes of Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen. If Steve Smith decides to stick around for another season, the Ravens could have an effective wide receiver trio in Aiken, Perriman, and Smith.