Ravens Stock Monitor: Rookie Pass Catchers Shine Bright

Ravens WR Shemar Bridges goes up to make a contested catch


Undrafted rookie wide receiver Shemar Bridges goes up to make a contested catch.

The Baltimore Ravens officially kicked off their 2022 campaign with a commanding 23-10 win over the Tennessee Titans to extend their impressive exhibition game winning streak to 21 in a row. There were plenty of players that entered the night with a lot to prove and many of them didn’t disappoint and some even far exceeded expectations.

There were far more players that improved their stock than there were those that hurt their chances of final roster consideration and some just got outshined by others at their respective positions.

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Isaiah Likely

The fourth-round rookie translated the impressive flashes he’s been displaying in practice into a strong showing in his first preseason game by making several impressive plays in the first half. He made a pair of impressive contested catches including one on an over route towards the left side of the field that resembled a patented Mark Andrews play and corralled another before it could hit the turf that was initially ruled incomplete before getting overturned on a successful challenge by head coach John Harbaugh.

Likely also showed an ability to make defenders miss in space and pick up additional yards after the catch, catching four passes for 44 receiving yards. While he still has a ways to go as a blocker in terms of technique more than functional strength, there’s no doubt that he’ll be a valuable asset in the regular season and probably won’t play as much in the team’s next two preseason games.