Marquise Brown might have gotten the headlines for being the Ravens' top receiver drafted, but fellow rookie Miles Boykin has equally dangerous speed with much better size (6-foot-4, 220 pounds). The Notre Dame product smashed defenses for 15.7 yards per catch over three seasons, setting the tone as their best receiving threat last season along the perimeter of the field. Boykin doesn't quite play as physical as his size suggests, but the Ravens will try to coach him up on that. If he improves there, he has the potential to be a legit threat since he is already very good at tracking the deep pass and making defenses pay with his speed. Assuming he doesn't become a preseason sensation and rise in drafts, Boykin isn't a bad final-round prospect in seasonal leagues. Maybe he gets off to a good start. He's a much better selection in the later rounds in long-term formats and a solid second-round choice in rookie-only drafts.
Boykin (hamstring) returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Boykin was limited in team drills, but his ability to participate otherwise is a significant step in the right direction. The rookie will have Friday's OTA finale and next week's minicamp to jump up to full-participation status.
Boykin (hamstring) hasn't been at practice this week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. The third-round pick has been held out of OTAs the past two weeks, joining first-round pick Marquise Brown (foot) on the sideline. The dual absences have freed up extra practice reps for veteran receivers Seth Roberts, Chris Moore and Michael Floyd, all of whom are competing for roles. Boykin and Brown are the ones with long-term upside, but the lack of availability this spring isn't a great start.
Boykin is nursing a minor hamstring injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. It's unclear how the injury surfaced for Boykin, but it doesn't appear to be a serious issue. More information should be available based on the 21-year-old's participation or lack thereof at OTAs next week.
The Ravens selected Boykin in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 93rd overall. Boykin was a late bloomer at Notre Dame, failing to exceed 253 yards in a season until his redshirt junior year in 2018, but at least he closed out his career with 59 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 100 targets in 2018. The real selling point with Boykin is his size and athleticism, however. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, he absolutely torched the combine. He ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash along with his crowning achievements, a 43.5-inch vertical and 140-inch broad jump. He even posted a strong agility score by any standard (10.84), let alone for a wideout as big as he is. With tools like this, it's reasonable to project further development. However, Baltimore might not afford him much volume initially, especially with first-round pick Marquise Brown already in the fold.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|9||11/04||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|13||12/01||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|15||12/13||New York Jets||32||27.38|