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Kamar Aiken has quietly been one of the league's best receivers

Aiken has stepped into the number one receiver role quite well, despite not being the ideal candidate.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Name a receiver who you think has had at least five receptions and 50 yards in each of his last four games.

Well go ahead, I'm waiting.

Chances are you would name one of the league's studs. Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, T.Y. Hilton, Dez Bryant and Allen Robinson all come to mind as receiving monsters.

Think again, as you might want to include Kamar Aiken in that elite group. Aiken has managed to snag five catches and amass 50 yards in each game ever since being thrust into a role that he wasn't really suited for. Only Julio Jones and Allen Robinson boast active streaks longer than that, with eleven and seven game streaks to their names.

Aiken was almost an afterthought when the Ravens were assembling their offense this season. With Steve Smith, Breshad Perriman, and perhaps even Marlon Brown ahead of him, Aiken was a third or even fourth receiver at best.

But no one expected that Steve Smith would tear his Achilles, Breshad Perriman wouldn't play a snap, and that Marlon Brown would fade into obscurity. But most important of all is that no one ever thought Kamar Aiken, the undrafted guy who had bounced around from team to team, would amount to much.

Yet Aiken has flown in the face of those who doubted him. In addition to his impressive streak, Aiken also has the seventh-most catches in the league over the past three games, and has managed to get open in the red zone, scoring twice in those three games.

As great as Aiken has been, Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman still believes that there are even more things Aiken can do.

"I think he would tell you, we want more out of him in terms of being in the right place at the right time and doing those kinds of things, but no one can deny he has made catches, contested catches,"

With the uncertain return of Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman's lack of experience, Aiken might once again be leading the receiving attack in 2016. He's certainly earned that right.