Despite all of the disappointments that the Baltimore Ravens have sustained in 2013, wide receiver Marlon Brown has been one of the few bright spots on offense.
When the Ravens traded away wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49rs, a lot of people believed that the Ravens would not be able to fill that void. For the most part, the Ravens have proved a lot of people wrong in that regard because Brown has done a good job of solidifying that spot opposite Torrey Smith. Brown has 26 catches for 297 yards and five touchdowns, which leads the team.
Brown has sneaky speed. It doesn’t look blazing fast when it runs, but his second gear has allowed him slip by defenders after 15 yards down the field. He is making tough catches and is also quickly becoming a favorite target for Joe Flacco.
His development is the best thing that could have happen to the Ravens this season in terms of building for the future. The Ravens have had their issues in terms of developing wide receivers, but with Brown showing what he can do and Smith emerging as a no. 1 receiver in this league, it provides a foundation at the position for Ravens to finally focus on other positions like tight end, where the team needs to find a player who can compliment Dennis Pitta.
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