Baltimore Ravens Depth Causes Changed Draft Outlook at the WR/TE Positions

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Published: April 15, 2009

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... as 2005 and 2006, both years in which Heap caught over 70 passes, leading the team in catches in 2006 while leading the team in touchdowns in 2005.

It seems that even though he hasn't reached his 30th birthday, just about everybody has the WR and TE positions as potential or even probable Ravens' first-round picks in this year's draft.

Why does everybody lose faith in an elite blocking AND receiving tight end like Heap the second his statistics plummet for a year or two? 

Could it be that there has been some controversy at the QB position?

Or maybe it's just because of the offensive-line being in disarray for the last few years, forcing the TE's to stay back and block more often?

Maybe it's both.

How about our wide receivers being too old or too short or too inconsistent? 

Maybe we have a decent, at-worst, average set of WRs that have been injury-plagued for a few years and just need another year under their belts, not in...

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