This Ravens Player is a Surprise Breakout Candidate for 2020

Miles Boykin
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens were one of the most exciting teams in the NFL last season, going 14-2 and finishing first in the AFC standings. Although they fell to the upstart Tennessee Titans in the Divisonal Round of the postseason, the Ravens are poised to go even deeper this season on the shoulders of reigning MVP Lamar Jackson

If the Ravens are going to make a Super Bowl run this season, they're going to improve their receiving corps. Their stable of pass-catchers is a young one, and while Hollywood Brown may be the flashier pick to take a leap in 2020, Miles Boykin deserves his fair share of the attention.

Boykin struggled to achieve solid footing last season. He finished eighth on the team in targets, with just 22 across 16 games. When he was targeted, however, Boykin flashed potential as a possesion receiver. His 9.0 yards per catch was the best mark on the team.

His limited regular season play might permit a fan to forget the kind of potential he has. Boykin is entering just his second year in the league after being drafted by the Ravens with the No. 93 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and we should expect real improvement between Year 1 and Year 2.

He impressed in the 2019 preseason, playing like a top receiver on an explosive team. Boykin put up 83 yards over just five preseason receptions, and according to Pro Football Focus, he graded out as the best receiver on the team after preseason Week 1.

With a year of NFL experience under his belt, this could be the year that Boykins breaks through and shows out in the regular season as a go-to target for Jackson. Fans should definitely keep in eye on him throughout his sophomore campaign in 2020.