Here’s another Ravens question left unanswered after the draft. Who will return punts and kickoffs next season?
Chargers wide receiver Jacoby Jones, released by the Ravens following the season, handled most of the return duties in 2014. None of the Ravens draft picks returned punts or kickoff regularly in college, including first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
That leaves an opening for someone to emerge as the primary punt returner. Both wide receiver Michael Campanaro and cornerback Lardarius Webb returned some punts last season when Jones did not. However, Campanaro had trouble staying healthy, bothered by a nagging hamstring injury. The Ravens would probably like to keep Webb’s return duties to a minimum, knowing how important it is for Webb to stay healthy as one of their starting corners.
As for kickoff returns, the most likely candidates now are Campanaro and cornerback Asa Jackson. Whether either can be as dynamic in that role as Jones remains to be seen. Even when Jones struggled as a wide receiver, his ability as a returner gave him an opportunity to make big plays. The door is open for someone else to provide that spark next season.
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