clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Baltimore Ravens wide receivers: Stock up or Stock down?

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens wide receivers have been up and down throughout the whole season, but after 14 games, it's time assess where the Ravens are in this department.

The Ravens wide receiver position has a lot of youth as the average age on the active roster right now is at 24.5 years old. But with players like Steve Smith Sr., and Breshad Perriman on IR, the Ravens can't keep everyone. So who are the players who have their stocks on the rise and their stock on the down turn?

Here are stocks that are undecided due to not enough playing time: Daniel Brown and Chris Matthews.

Stock Up

1.) Kamar Aiken

Aiken is making the most of his time with the Ravens this year as he is the team's leading receiver with 62 receptions for 802 yards and five touchdowns. Aiken is having some very impressive games as he played against defenses like the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs.

His production right now will certainly keep him on the roster for next year at the very least and provide quality depth with Perriman and Steve Smith Sr. for next year. But that's if Smith Sr. comes back.

2.) Jeremy Butler

Butler didn't see any action last season as he was put on injured reserve very early in the season, but with his size at 6-2, weighing 213 pounds, he fights for the ball and in limited action this year he has 22 receptions for 268 yards. His aggressiveness is refreshing as in recent years there haven't been a whole lot of players on this roster who have attacked the ball.

3.) Kaelin Clay

Clay has turned into a nice punt and kick returner for the Ravens and showcased his speed against the Cleveland Browns on the road in week 12 and has stayed steady for the most part. His job in the near future will feature him on special teams a lot more than at wide receiver and at this point in time, the Ravens are probably fine with that.

If Clay performs well on special teams in the last two games of the season, he has a great shot at staying on the roster next season.

Stock Down

1.) Marlon Brown

Brown hasn't caught a touchdown pass for the Ravens since the 2013 season and with the competition heating up, he is on the outside looking in most likely. For the 2015 season, Brown has 14 receptions for 112 yards and dropped some key passes in the middle of a couple of games during the season. Brown currently  dealing with a back injury, but he is going to need to turn his production around if wants a shot at a roster opening for next year.

2.) Michael Campanaro

Campanaro was put on injured reserve after suffering a herniated disk against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week four but while he has shown flashes of talent when he was on the field, he has trouble staying healthy and that has been evident in his two seasons in the league with the Ravens.

Campanaro hasn't done much wrong with the Ravens, he just hasn't been healthy. And next year, he is probably on the clock to make something happen.

3.) Chris Givens

After being added to the Ravens roster via trade earlier this season from the St. Louis Rams, Givens showed some flashes with speed, but he has been quiet in the last three games only registering four catches for 85 yards. Givens needs to pick it up.