Miles Boykin Jersey

After years of neglect, the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers room is trending up.

Just a day after the team spent the No. 25 overall selection on Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown, the Ravens doubled up on receivers by selecting Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin with the No. 93 overall selection in the third round on Friday night.

So how exactly does Baltimore’s newest addition fit in with the team?
Regardless of the Ravens specifically plan to utilize Boykin’s skillset, he is almost certainly slated for significant playing time from the start. With Willie Snead and Brown as the only other receivers locked in as starters on the Baltimore roster, Boykin should be in line for plenty of opportunities early on.

Given his skill set and ideal, prototypical frame — he measures in at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds — Boykin profiles as an outside receiver for the Ravens. With the speedy Brown set to take up the deep ball (that isn’t to say Boykin is slow, however, as he ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash), and Snead on slot-receiver duties, the door is wide open for Baltimore to utilize Boykin’s size to create mismatches on the perimeter.

Expect Boykin to be used as a possession receiver of sorts initially with an emphasis on jump balls and the red zone. As he develops as a route runner and improves his overall technique, he’ll likely be incorporated more in the offense. Training camp will be big for Boykin as he likely competes with Jordan Lasley and Jaleel Scott for playing time.

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