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Ravens 2019 draft: Sizing up the wide receiver depth chart after the selection of Hollywood Brown

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Starting to look more like a squad

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Coming into the draft, everybody knew the Baltimore Ravens needed to address the wide receiver unit. It didn’t take long (well kind of, the draft was dragging on) as Eric DeCosta took the first receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft at 25, Marquise Brown.

With the addition of Hollywood, Baltimore now looks capable of airing out the football—something they struggled with last season. Brown provides a true speedster for the offense; somebody to keep the opposing secondary in check from cheating up to support the run defense. Both Seth Roberts and Willie Snead IV provide strong pass-catching ability underneath and in the slot position. The tight end unit is also strong as Mark Andrews demonstrated great speed and hands during his rookie campaign, while Hayden Hurst is back to 100-percent and ready to prove last seasons struggles were due to a screw in his foot.

Roster locks

Willie Snead IV

Marquise Brown

Seth Roberts

Chris Moore

Snead is the best receiver on the roster until Brown proves he can break through and becomes ‘the guy.’ Snead provides incredible hands, strength, speed and his 2018 tape proves it. Meanwhile, Seth Roberts joins the roster as a great veteran addition who can churn out 450 yards per year. Moore is finally able to find more playing time and will be counted on to make the tough catches he’s flashed in years prior.

Young depth

Jordan Lasley

Jaleel Scott

The rookie season was not kind to these two last year as Scott suffered a season-ending hamstring injury and Lasley couldn’t find his way to the active roster. Now, they find themselves behind a first-round pick and veteran addition through free agency. Scott’s size could help provide a red zone threat but both are up-in-the-air until proven otherwise.

Question mark

Quincy Adeboyejo

What an exciting player Adeboyejo was during training camp in 2017. Unfortunately, he played in only one game and has zero receptions during his career. In 2018, he was placed on the PUP list and didn’t play during the 2018-2019 NFL season. I assume he’ll be back in 2019, but what will he bring?