Discussions surrounding Ravens wide receivers has mostly circulated around Sammy Watkins and Rashod Bateman. But on Saturday night under the stadium lights of M&T Bank Stadium, fans watched as James Proche seemingly caught a record amount of passes thrown his way.
James Proche is having another nice night.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) July 31, 2021
James Proche with, unofficially, his 89th catch of the night.— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) July 31, 2021
He's running around like he's got Moderna in his left hand, Pfizer in his right hand and a magnetic ball being thrown to him. #staywoke
After practice, Ravens quarterback Trace McSorley talked about his pass catcher.
“James [Proche] is just an absolute workhorse,” McSorley said. “The dude is the first one out on the JUGS [machine] every single day. One of those guys that, he works so hard at his craft that you can rely on him to be at the right spot every single time. Running the right route, running it well and very clean. He’s one of those guys that, as a quarterback, you have a lot of trust in him to be able to get him the ball to get him opportunities. You see some of the catches he’s able to make and plays he’s able to make so the more he does that, it’s awesome for our offense. It elevates every single guy in that receiver room. Elevates us as quarterbacks.”
Entering this season, many saw Proche as a bubble player who was on the outside looking in. Now, all that’s left for Proche to solidify his roster standing is a few plays over the next three preseason games.