Baltimore Ravens: Who is Rookie Quincy Adeboyejo?

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 01: Arthur Maulet
OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 01: Arthur Maulet /

Rookie Wide Receiver Quincy Adeboyejo is the newest member of the Baltimore Ravens roster after spending the entire season on the practice squad.

Undrafted wideout Quincy Adeboyejo is just days away from making his NFL debut after joining the Baltimore Ravens roster ahead of the team’s season finale Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, with Jeremy Maclin out, coupled with Breshad Perriman‘s dreadful season, the Ravens opted to bring Adeboyejo aboard during the most crucial game of the season.

The move comes after the Ravens worked out several wide receivers including former New York Jets wideout Jeremy Kerley.

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It’s unclear whether or not Adeboyejo will see playing time on offense this week, but the talent he brings to the team has raised eyebrows across the Ravens’ community. The Ravens’ receiving game lacks youth and speed, two things that Adeboyejo could very well provide if given the opportunity by John Harbaugh.

The Ravens’ have lacked a standout wide receiver who can race by defensive secondaries since the departure of Torrey Smith several years ago, and consider Perriman’s recent injuries and struggles, Adeboyejo seems like the next best chance for Ravens fans to see a speedster receiver wearing purple and black.

At Ole Miss, Adeboyejo accumulated 1,454 receiving yards during his college football career, with a collection of highlight reels.

Adeboyejo followed up his college football career with an inspiring NFL combine after he registered a 4.42s 40-yard dash time.

Assuming the Ravens make the playoffs, Adeboyejo could end up being the perfect postseason compliment to ‘January Joe’, who thrives on throwing the deep ball and historically relies on the speed of his receivers to set up big plays.

Flacco has withheld mainly from throwing deep downfield this season, and when analyzing the state of the receiving corps, it’s easy to see why. Unfortunately, Maclin and Mike Wallace only don’t have the speed factor that they once did. Hopefully, for Ravens football fans, Adeboyejo can emerge as the much needed speedy spark that the team has been searching far as of late.

Of course, it’s a bit much to ask for Adeboyejo to step up and perform spectacularly during the most intense part of the NFL season. But considering Adeboyejo’s under-the-radar talent and size, the Ravens community has every reason to be excited.

Adeboyejo carries unique wideout talent and will have the chance to show off his skills on the football field as the Ravens schedule wraps up and the postseason in sight.

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After all, Adeboyejo is likely the last considerable addition to this Ravens squad before the turn of the new year.