“Though he doesn’t have that prototypical size or blazing speed you’d like to see in an outside receiver, make no mistake about it — Wallace is a guy who thrives on the perimeter,” McCann wrote. “He is a good route-runner who thrived on contested catches in college, and he has sure hands. The Ravens don’t need Wallace to be a 100-catch guy. In fact, in a perfect world, the running game stays healthy and thrives, and Bateman and Andrews are gobbling up targets.
“But Wallace might be that sort of participant who will get you 14-17 yards a catch on this offense, both by snagging these contested grabs in opposition to man protection if opponents proceed their blitz parade in opposition to this 12 months’s Ravens, or by shaking free on a few of Lamar Jackson’s scramble-scramble-scramble-juke-scramble-and-throw performs that may electrify the Bank at any given second. What if Wallace can chip in with 40-50 yards a sport as a 3rd choice, flipping area place as soon as per week with a clutch downfield catch?”
Ravens Are No. 8 in Projected Salary Cap Health Over Next Three Years
Yesterday’s Late for Work noted that General Manager Eric DeCosta has the Ravens poised to be one of the most successful, consistent teams for at least the next three years. That opinion was reflected in Pro Football Focus’ three-year wage cap evaluation.
The Ravens came in at No. 8 in PFF’s rankings of all 32 teams’ projected salary cap health from 2022-2024.
“One of the most important remaining questions of the offseason could also be what occurs with quarterback Lamar Jackson’s potential extension, however Baltimore is a well-run franchise that navigates contract negotiations calmly and rationally,” PFF’s Brad Spielberger wrote. “The Ravens now not must additionally pay high greenback to retain deal with Orlando Brown Jr., who’s driving a tough discount with the Kansas City Chiefs following a stable season transitioning full-time from proper deal with over to the blindside. With Brown at present topic to the franchise tag, the 2 sides have till July 15 to iron out a multi-year extension. Baltimore made an identical transfer sending broad receiver Marquise Brown and a third-round decide to the Cardinals for a first-round decide, avoiding a hefty payday and including extra low-cost expertise.
“In back-to-back drafts, the Ravens had multiple first-round picks after trading away players looking for big-money extensions. Wide receiver Rashod Bateman, edge defender Odafe Oweh, safety Kyle Hamilton and center Tyler Linderbaum could represent a new, young nucleus on both sides of the ball over the next four years, and all four will earn roughly $53.5 million combined over the span. Brown probably looking to earn that much alone by 2024.”
Kyle Hamilton Named Ravens’ Player Who Could Disappoint
Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton recognized one participant from every crew who might disappoint this season. For the Ravens, he went with Hamilton.
The consensus is that the Ravens getting Hamilton with the 14th-overall decide was a steal, and a few pundits imagine Hamilton may need been the most effective decide of the draft. Moreover, Hamilton has been spectacular in minicamps.
Moton does not query Hamilton’s potential, however he wonders if the Ravens’ abundance of proficient gamers within the secondary will restrict the rookie security’s alternatives to make an affect in 2022.
“The Ravens have two proven starters at safety in Chuck Clark and Marcus Williams, who just signed a five-year, $70 million deal,” Moton wrote. “They can experiment with Hamilton and use him in the slot following the release of Tavon Young, but cornerback Marlon Humphrey may move inside if Marcus Peters and Kyle Fuller line up on the boundary in nickel alignments.
“New Defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald must train some creativity if he desires Hamilton on the sector for significant snaps. Barring accidents at security or a commerce that entails Clark, Hamilton may very well be a rotational slot defender within the huge nickel formation and the sixth defensive again in dime packages, which might give the 14th-overall decide few alternatives to make an affect in his rookie 12 months.”
Something tells me Macdonald may have no drawback discovering methods to get the versatile Hamilton on the sector.