Quincy Adeboyejo is currently on the practice squad for the Baltimore Ravens, but he is recovering from a PCL injury. However, when he returns, he could be a big aid to the Ravens at the wide receiver position.
“It’s one of those slow-healing type injuries,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said via the team’s website. “He told me about two weeks ago that he’s about 75 percent and he told me last week that he’s about 85 percent. So hopefully he’s getting closer to 100 percent. He did look quicker last week, and faster.”
The young receiver definitely looks the part, standing in at 6’3, 197 lbs and showing off his blazing speed constantly in preseason practices. Adeboyejo tallied three catches for 31 yards (10.3 yards per catch). Although he didn’t initially make the 53-man roster, Adeboyejo had success in the SEC. Over a four-year career, he caught 106 passes for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Baltimore has been obliterated at the receiver position at times this season. At one point in a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore saw their top three receivers out in Mike Wallace (concussion), Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Breshad Perriman (concussion). Paired with the recent injury of Michael Campanaro (shoulder), the Ravens have needed help at receiver for quite some time.
As many know, Joe Flacco is Baltimore’s quarterback. He has a cannon of an arm and he will be able to launch a ball into the air. Pair him with Adeboyejo, who is a speedster, and you can have big gains. The rookie receiver won’t just succeed solely on fly routes. Another way for him to succeed is on slant routes.
Wallace, who is another speedy receiver, was the best slant route runner in the game last season, according to PFF. Adeboyejo could follow in Wallace’s footsteps as a speedy slant route runner. This especially goes hand-in-hand with the fact that Flacco is averaging a career-low 5.3 yards per passing attempts. Get rid of the ball quickly and hit the speedy receiver.