The Baltimore Ravens, and their search for answers at the wide receiver position has been well-documented with Anquan Boldin gone. But the situation at wide receiver is taking another turn as the Ravens are reportedly looking to trade away some of their pass-catchers, according to Baltimoreravens.com.
“We’d love for someone who has a need, or who has a strength in an area where we need something, you’d like to think that we could do some business,” Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh noted via Baltimoreravens.com. “We are heavy in certain areas, and wide receiver is one of them. It’s kind of interesting, you look at that position and people considered it a weakness of ours. There is a lot of depth there.”
So let the fun begin. Who or how many young receivers will be traded? We know a veteran like Brandon Stokley won’t have great value on the market at 37 years of age, but if I had to bet on one receiver to be traded, I would think it would be Tandon Doss. Earlier, I talked about how young receivers in Aaron Mellette, and Marlon Brown earned their spots on the team due to their play in training camp, and in the Ravens’ four preseason games.
Doss, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft, was actually hand-picked by Joe Flacco according to the Baltimoresun. Doss in his three seasons has had his issues staying healthy, and just inconsistent play on the field. Doss has talent, so maybe a change of scenery would be best for both parties.
I think the Ravens also like what they see from wide receiver Laquan Williams. Williams has shown flashes here and there, catching tough passes over the middle in his three years in the league, but he has always been the fourth or fifth option at most in the wide receiver group. So given all of that, Williams might end up being on the trade-block as well.
But at the end of the day, Harbaugh believes the Ravens have a lot of talent on their roster, and they don’t want to just hand away the depth they have at certain spots.
“Those guys all played well. We’ve got a bunch of guys, and I would like to think that we would hear from somebody, and some of the calls that we make would yield some fruit in the next 24 hours,” Harbaugh noted via Baltimoreravens.com. “We’re heavy at certain positions, we’ve got players, and we’re not going to just let a good player walk out the door here.”