Fourth-year receiver Chris Moore and second-year receiver Jordan Lasley are both listed at 6-foot-1. According to the Ravens website, they’re tied for the fifth tallest receiver on the team.
Mark Andrews, Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle (who has impressed in the passing game so far) present a hulking presence as well. Each stand at 6-foot-4 or taller.
Jaleel Scott, Miles Boykin, Seth Roberts and Antoine Wesley have all shined at times over the first two days of camp. Their large frames have allowed them to wall of defensive backs to cleanly reel in deep passes.
Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Robert Griffin III and Trace McSorley have been utilizing these big bodied pass catchers early and often.
While Lamar Jackson continues working towards becoming a lethal passer, having receivers who possess such expansive catch radiuses should speed things up.
Whether rising above defenders to pluck back shoulder fades away from their competition, or using their long arms to haul in passes placed where only they can snag the ball, the Ravens might be onto something.
Rookie Miles Boykin has been particularly impressive over the first few days of camp. Throughout practice on Saturday, Boykin hauled in a combined four touchdown passes between different team drills and full 11-on-11. He’s looking every stronger every day, and started earning reps with the first team offense after only three practices.
Being able to throw jump balls that most defensive backs can’t reach can turn throw-aways into pay-days. It’s only day two of camp, but this appears to be a premeditated ideology from the front office and coaching staff.
The Ravens currently roster 12 receivers. Eight of them are 6-foot-4 or taller. Baltimore might new the new ‘Lob City’.