We know the Baltimore Ravens need a receiver. We still have to focus on what the Ravens currently have at the position group:
Marquise Brown is on a quest to prove that he’s a true number one wide receiver in the NFL. Brown is a good route runner. Speaking of running, he’s really fast. Brown’s ceiling is becoming the Ravens’ version of Tyreek Hill. That is something we thought this time last offseason that is still on the table.
Where does Brown go from here? Brown will be the most affected player from the Ravens receiving decisions other than Lamar Jackson. Brown gets a ton of attention from the opposing defense.
Whether or not he is the best receiver on the offense or not, he needs help around him. If Brown gets less attention he becomes a more viable deep threat down the field. If the Ravens get a solid number X receiver, Brown’s job is theoretically going to get a lot easier.
Brown has put up two solid seasons. He has 15 career touchdowns. While Ravens fans may think that they’d rather have D.K. Metcalf or A.J. Brown instead, this wasn’t a wasted pick. Brown needs the Ravens to let him show his true value. That means they need to take shots with him down the field on a more regular basis.
The Ravens making a great addition at wide receiver could hurt Brown’s stock. If Brown’s numbers go up it could be attributed to the new receiver in town. It could show that Brown’s value isn’t as the top man in the offense, but as a number two receiver who is a big-play threat.
Brown is stuck in a situation where he needs more help in his position group, but getting more help could make him seem like a less important part of the offense. The key for Brown is going to be focusing on what he can control and keeping his confidence. The key is to make strides with the consistency of his hands. If Brown wants to prove that he’s a superstar, the best way to do that is to play like one.