Baltimore Ravens' Tandon Doss Must Step Up

By Wola Odeniran
Mark J. Rebilas- USA Today Sports

It is unclear where the Baltimore Ravens will go in this year’ NFL Draft, but at that this time, one would assume that third-year wide receiver Tandon Doss must make an impact or he never will.

Doss, selected in the fourth round in the 2011 draft, was picked by Joe Flacco to be part of the Ravens plans. Multiple things have happened since then at the receiver position and the tight end position. At the time, Derrick Mason was still on the roster as well as Todd Heap, so it had been a little unreasonable to see any real impact from a rookie.

But then the NFL lockout ended. Almost immediately, Heap and Mason were cut. It was a surprise to many at the time, especially Raven fans because they were fan favorites. That opened the door a little more for Doss, but during the season, he was still having issues with a leg injury he suffered during his years in college.

This is an important time for the Ravens to see what they have now that Anquan Boldin is no longer on the roster. Doss was molded by the Ravens organization to take over Boldin’s spot when the time arrives.

Well, the time is now. For him to be hand-picked by Flacco tells a lot about his talent, but the Ravens are not the type to wait for very long, especially at the wide receiver position where the team has had their fair share of disappointments. He currently has seven catches for 123 yards and one touchdown.

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