In the 2022 off-season, the Baltimore Ravens underwent a minor change at wide receiver after Marquis Brown was traded and Sammy Watkins and Miles Boykin left. They still have talent like Rashod Bateman, Devin DuVernay, James Prosh II and Tylan Wallace, and each of those players will have to replace quarterback Lamar Jackson as the pass catcher.
DuVernay spoke to the media after one of the mandatory mini-camp workouts in Baltimore and was asked if he thought his speed and explosive ability could open up opportunities for the Ravens to attack. He said yes, talking about what his speed could bring to the team.
“Yes, of course, of course. I think I can stretch the field – me and Bate. [Rashod Bateman]for confidence [can] stretch the field – make plays down the field. And whenever “G-Ro” [offensive coordinator Greg Roman] calling, we’re ready.”
Now that Brown is in Arizona, DuVernay is second on the team. In 2021, he established himself as a Pro Bowl and All-Pro punt returner, but also showed flashes as a long-range hitter, catching 33 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. His speed will be a welcome asset in 2022, and he should be able to put up a lot of numbers with the number of targets available to capture.