The Baltimore Ravens drafted wide receiver Rashod Bateman in the first round with the 27th overall pick in the 2021 draft. He is one of the latest additions to Baltimore’s very deep wide receiver room, and should get an ample amount of opportunities to prove himself.
Bateman has been getting his feet under him at the Ravens’ rookie minicamp, and when asked about what he’s brought to the table so far, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said that the former University of Minnesota pass catcher has been “as advertised”.
Bateman has all of the ability in the world to turn into a star with the Ravens. He is a crisp route runner, has great hands, and can make contested catches look routine. Baltimore will most likely utilize Bateman all over the field, but primarily have him stay on the outside since players like Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay and even James Proche will be battling for slot snaps. The more practice time he gets in with his new team the better, as he continues to get acclimated with the NFL game.