ESPN asked a bunch of Baltimore media to rank the top 20 players on the Ravens' roster right now. They will be ranking each player starting from 20 down to number 1.
Starting off the list is first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman. The rookie wide receiver has a unique chance to build chemistry with one of the biggest armed quarterbacks in the game. Having been drafted so high, Perriman will get more than enough chances to see the field and be at least a deep weapon for Joe Flacco and the Ravens' offense. If he can develop on that deep speed that he has, he could be the first Ravens wide receiver to be worthy of a first-round selection.
Jamison Hensley mentions that the biggest storyline around Perriman right now are his hands and if he can replace departed wide receiver Torrey Smith. Obviously the speed is there and most analysts will immediately expect Perriman to replace Smith on that fact alone. But Breshad will need to work on his route running and hands in order to become a serious weapon for the Ravens this season.
Personally, I'm not a fan of ranking any rookie on the top 20 players on the team list. There are more than enough players available to rank that have proven their ability already and will be absolute playmakers on the team. As we've covered before, the rookies might not even start this season as all of them face some serious depth and camp battles this preseason in order to get that privilege. With everyone coming back healthy this season, there should easily be 20 other players worthy of this ranking.
Do you think this ranking is fair or would you place another player in Perriman's spot? If so, who do you think has earned it?