Baltimore Ravens’ Pair of Wide Receivers Earn Stripes In Final Preseason Game

Marlon Brown

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The Baltimore Ravens may have lost to the St. Louis Rams 24-21 on Thursday night, but they gained quality results from their wide receivers in Marlon Brown and Aaron Mellette.

Brown had four receptions for 79 yards with one touchdown, and Mellette had five receptions for 70 yards against the Rams. Given what we a have seen at the wide receiver position with Anquan Boldin gone, I believe these two receivers will stay on the roster.

I have high hopes for both of them, especially Brown. I would not be surprised to see him be the second wide receiver opposite Torrey Smith in Week 1. Brown has the size, the route running and above-average speed to play in the no-huddle offense the Ravens want to use. Wide receiver Jacoby Jones provided very little results in the four preseason games for the team to simply give him the second receiver spot.

I could see a situation where Jones is the fifth wheel in the offense as Smith, Brandon Stokley, Mellette and Brown are the first four receiver options in the offense, with Jones occupying  punt return and kick return duties.

What was thought of as a huge question mark heading into training camp for the Ravens has turned into a boon given all of their offseason moves. With the way things are looking with the young talent in this offense, Joe Flacco shouldn’t have too many issues picking up where he left off from his historic run in the 2012 playoffs.

Wola Odeniran is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter at WolaOdeniran52, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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