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The Ravens have their top two wide receivers in Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith returning for next season, but it’s up in the air as to who will take over the No. 3 spot.
Veteran Lee Evans held the job for much of last season, but the Ravens released him last week. There is still a chance that he could return to Baltimore, but that depends on the kind of interest he generates as a free agent and whether the Ravens want to give him another shot after an injury-riddled 2011 season.
The other options on the current roster are players heading into their second seasons.
Tandon Doss and LaQuan Williams both had limited opportunities as rookies – Williams was active for 12 games and finished the year with four catches for 47 yards, and Doss was active for six games but did not catch a pass. –The Ravens could elevate one of them into a bigger role next year.
The Ravens could also look to add a veteran to the roster, which they have done the last few seasons with Boldin, Evans, Donte Stallworth and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. There are several quality players set to hit the free agent market that the Ravens could go after, or they could also try to trade a mid-to-late round draft pick in order to snag a proven player.
The final alternative is to target a player early in the draft. Some mock drafts have the Ravens taking a receiver in the first two rounds, like Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd or Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill, and the Ravens could go after one of those players to fill the No. 3 receiver role.
So what do you think the Ravens will do with that receiver spot?