After the former Clemson standout finished with 394 yards and a touchdown, the team felt they had better options.
With Watkins joining the Green Bay Packers, ESPN’s Jamison Henley took note of their current depth chart at wideout.
Ravens weren't expected to re-sign Sammy Watkins, who fell down the depth chart by the end of the season.
Here are Baltimore's top five wide receivers:
Marquise "Hollywood" Brown
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 14, 2022
Last season, Marquise Brown was the only 1,000-yard receiver out of that bunch with 1,008.
Rashod Bateman was a distant second with 515, while Devin Duvernay had 272 even if he played 16 games.
James Proche had 202 yards and zero touchdowns, while Tylan Wallace had 23 yards on two receptions.
It’s not a unit that strikes fear within the opposition.
The lack of talent at wide receiver could also be why Lamar Jackson only has one playoff win in four games.
Therefore, it’s time for Baltimore to elevate their receiving corps to give their solid run game a helping hand.
What Are The Ravens’ Options?
Baltimore can use their 14th pick in the 2022 NFL draft to select a wide receiver.
This year’s wideout class is extensive, and they can land a potential starter at that position.
The Ravens have a shot at landing Ohio State’s Chris Olave, Penn State’s Jahan Dotson, or Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore if they are going this route.
While they bring in a primary wide receiver, they could also sign one from available free agents.
They could give short-term deals for any of those players to lessen the financial burden.
It’s imperative for Baltimore to upgrade their receiving corps because their AFC North rivals have solid depth charts at the position.
The lack of a dependable passing game might cost them wins next season.