The picture at wide receiver won't really come into focus until after a few preseason games. The Ravens are hoping a few players emerge from a pack of candidates opposite Torrey Smith, the most proven commodity at the position with Anquan Boldin no longer here. There's been flashes from a lot of players, but no one has really jumped out as the clear No. 2 or No. 3 option behind Smith. Jacoby Jones (pictured) is currently a starter and it's hard to see Tandon Doss, Deonte Thompson, David Reed or LaQuan Williams challenging him for his job. Doss has good route-running ability, but isn't very explosive. Thompson is the fastest player on the team and has the most upside of this group. Reed is elusive after the catch, but undersized and prone to injuries. Williams is primarily a special-teams performer, but has some nice tools as an all-around receiver. Tommy Streeter has gotten better, but is still raw. And rookie Aaron Mellette still needs polish before he can be considered a major contender for playing time. It's not a sterling group of free agents, including Braylon Edwards, Brandon Lloyd and Austin Collie. The Ravens are better off evaluating, developing their guys and waiting to see if an opportunity develops to bolster the position. To make a move prematurely would be cutting off chances for younger players to prove themselves.
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