After the 2013 season, the Ravens had failed to make the playoffs for the first and only time under coach John Harbaugh, and a lot of fingers were pointed at run game coordinator Juan Castillo because some of his abrupt changes caused dissension among his players and the coaching staff.
The true litmus test for new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and his blended offense that still incorporates many of former offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's West Coast offensive concepts is roughly six weeks away.
Each weekday until the start of training camp, The Baltimore Sun will break down where the Ravens stand at each position, including predictions on how many players the team will keep at each spot and which players are locks, long shots or ¿on the bubble.¿ Monday is for wide receivers.
Perriman is eyeing a starting job and is hoping to make an immediate impact as a deep threat and otherwise following an offseason where he flashed playmaking skills and explosiveness along with a tendency to lose his concentration and drop passes.
The 2015 Ravens will be together as a full team for the first time this week with workouts scheduled from Tuesday through Thursday at the Under Armour Performance Center. Players will practice for the final time before the start of training camp in July.
Brown is getting the opportunity many Americans would welcome; a shot at the big leagues. The odds are against him making the roster because there are times when he appears too stiff, slow and a tad awkward. And then there are times when he catches everything thrown near him like he did a few weeks ago in the rookie minicamp.
The Ravens will have their first of three weeks of organized team activities, starting Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. More than anything, the workouts will give the Ravens coaching staff a glimpse of what kind of shape certain players are in and how the rookie class acclimates with the veterans, along with providing players a precursor to the mandatory June 16-18 minicamp.
At 6 feet 6, 238 pounds with the athleticism to run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and record a 37-inch vertical leap, Darren Waller -- who played safety in high school -- is an intriguing developmental project. He's the tallest and heaviest wide receiver on the Ravens' roster.
Ten years since last picking a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, the Ravens used the 26th overall selection on Central Florida's Breshad Perriman, considered one of the fastest players in the draft.