Ravens first-round pick Marquise Brown has always faced doubts because of his size. But his rare determination and scintillating speed pushed him past those questions to the top of the 2019 receiver class and a vital place in the future story of the Lamar Jackson-led Ravens.
The assumption is that newly signed Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt will most likely be suspended for at least the first four games of the season for a physical altercation with a woman last February in a Cleveland hotel.
Losing games they should have won cost the Ravens the past couple of seasons. If they miss the playoffs again in 2018, they'll look back at Sunday's loss in Cleveland as an unforgivable missed opportunity.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is frustrated by his dropped passes in the Ravens' 12-9 loss to the Cleveland Browns. That's the right attitude and now he needs to make sure he fixes the problem, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Ravens receiver John Brown doesn't say a lot, but no player has made a bigger impression during training camp. Brown hopes to put two injury-riddled seasons behind him, and he's no stranger to fighting back from difficult times.
Fans have long yearned for the Ravens to draft a star wide receiver, and the team's inability to do so has been the most glaring exception to its outstanding overall draft record. The Ravens will likely have another chance to change the receiver narrative in 2018, but will they take it?