By Matthew Stevens
The biggest competition this offseason for the Baltimore Ravens comes at a position they’ve not had much luck at. After once again gutting the wide receiver corps after a disappointing season, the Ravens are hoping a whole new crop of talent is able to step up in 2019.
Helping lead the group is Willie Snead. One of just two holdovers from last year, along with Chris Moore, Snead is looking to improve on his solid 2018 campaign. In order to do that, Snead spent the offseason losing a little weight in an effort to get faster and separate more from defenders.
Willie Snead said he dropped 10 pounds this offseason. Focused on getting more separation and adding speed.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) May 30, 2019
Snead ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash at his pro day in 2014 and certainly looked quick for Baltimore last season. But if he can improve upon that speed, the Ravens might have one of the fastest offenses in the league. Combine Snead with Moore, first-round pick Marquise Brown, Seth Roberts, Michael Floyd, Miles Boykin, Jaleel Scott and Jordan Lasley, and that’s quite a bit of speed for one wide receiver room. The hope is that group will complement quarterback Lamar Jackson’s talents to create a quick-striking offense that forces opposing defenses to stay honest in...