Trade for Raiders WR named ‘dream offseason move’ for Ravens

It’s no secret the Baltimore Ravens plan to surround whoever is under center in 2023 with a better group of receivers.

With Demarcus Robinson and DeSean Jackson set to hit free agency, the Ravens return just two of their four leading receivers from 2022. 

“Renfrow had a down year in 2022, in part because he missed time with a concussion and an oblique injury,” Knox wrote. “But in 2021, he caught a career-high 103 passes for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns. There has been some buzz about his availability too. … If the Raiders are down on Renfrow, a middle-round pick might get a deal done. He’d be a wonderful addition to a Baltimore team looking to build on a 2022 campaign that ended in the AFC Wild Card Round.”

Coach Harbaugh on the WR position:— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 19, 2023

The Ravens must upgrade their underwhelming receiving corps for the 2023 season, and a best-case scenario would be snatching Hunter Renfrow away from the Raiders. While Baltimore had the 28th most receptions (300) in 2022, they ranked 30th in receiving yards (3,202). Additionally, they had the second-fewest receptions of over 20 yards (33) and the fourth-fewest first downs via passes (149). Renfrow would be a major upgrade compared to Devin Duvernay and Rashod Bateman — he averaged 11 yards per reception prior to 2021, catching 72% of his targets over four seasons. The one-time 1,000-yard receiver would also provide much needed depth for an offense that saw tight end Mark Andrews as their only player with 50+ receptions and 500+ receiving yards for the year.