Free Agent Wide Receiver Options
Michael Crabtree: Crabtree would be an immediate answer to the Ravens problem at wide receiver. In the NFL right now you must have a superstar outside to be competitive if you don’t have the outright best quarterback or defense. Right now the Ravens have neither. so they need to be good at either running the ball or passing the ball, both areas that need improvement.
Crabtree has had injury problems in the past but I think those days are behind him. He could come to Baltimore and be the unquestioned No. 1 receiver. He wouldn’t have to worry about targets or a struggling young quarterback. He will definitely need to be paid, which could be a hindrance, but with him, Steve Smith, Dennis Pitta healthy, and a good rookie wide receiver the Ravens offense could be a force to be reckoned with.
Torrey Smith: I wouldn’t sign him back because I think he is asking for too much, and the Ravens don’t think he is worth it for the production he brings to the table. However. prior to the Steve Smith signing from the last offseason the Ravens have not made a lot of high-profile wide receiver additions, and they also have had notoriously bad drafts at the position.
With that said, Torrey Smith has been one player they drafted that has turned out ok, and he is also a beloved player in the community. I think that he wants to stay and the Ravens probably want him back. This will come down to dollar signs. Fingers crossed that Ozzie and the brass decide to upgrade and not rely on Torrey Smith developing a new game and personality.