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Boldin a leader for young receivers

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Boldin a leader for young receivers

Anquan Boldin is one of the most solid, dependable wide receivers in the NFL. The 31-year olds numbers have dropped a bit since coming to the Ravens two years ago, but they dont throw as much as his previous team.

But numbers dont always mean everything in the NFL. Boldin is a true leader among a young group of wide receivers who are looking to find their way. Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and others are trying to improve and give Joe Flacco and the Ravens more of a downfield passing attack.

The big thing for Boldin is hes still just having fun going on the field. He loves his job, enjoys what he does and is glad to still have a chance to keep doing it.

Its definitely a blessing for me, he said when talking to the media earlier this week at training camp. I count my blessings every time I come up, because the life expectancy in this league is about three years. You find a guy like Ray Lewis who plays 17 years, or Ed Reed, whos played 11, or myself whos played 10we beat the odds.

The success Boldins had at playing so many years seems to be something that pushes him. Hes not cruising through practices and relaxing now.

Boldin wants to keep playing and working and improving. Boldin doesnt try to cut corners or anything like that. He still wants to be as good as possible.

I think for us, we arent satisfied just being on the field, Boldin said of guys like Lewis and Reed and himself. We still want to play at a top level, and thats what guys are all aboutnot just being on the field, but in order to play that long, you definitely have to be good at your craft.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

One more week of the NFL offseason in the books. Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes:

1. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuilding efforts for three historically black churches in the Louisiana area that recently burned down by an alleged arsonists. An effort led by former tight end Benjamin Watson, Bisciotti reached out to him Sunday committing his donation. 

2. The GOAT gene has transferred from Justin Tucker to his son, Easton. The kicker posted a video on his Instagram Thursday of the little guy kicking a (mini) field goal right down the middle, just like his dad. 

Looking Ahead:

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

This is not a drill. We are one week away from the 2019 NFL Draft.

Will the Ravens get Lamar Jackson help at wide receiver or will they focus on filling their holes on defense?

We will have answers to those questions in no time, but in the time being let's take a look at who experts are predicting they take with the 22nd overall pick.

NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig and NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Ferrell had 38 tackles for loss and 21 sacks over the last two seasons. A young threat would fit in quite nicely for the new-looking Ravens defense. 

Bleacher ReportNFL.com's Charles Davis and Sporting News: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

Brown, who posted 1,318 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2018 season, reportedly made a visit to the Ravens this week

It's no secret that the Ravens need help at WR with only two guys on their current roster who have caught a pass in the NFL. 

SB NationSports Illustrated and CBS Sports: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

After an impressive combine performance and a picture surfacing of him looking insanely jacked at the gym, Metcalf is definitely the most talked about receiver in this year's draft.

Despite missing part of the 2018 season with a neck injury, Metcalf's draft profile describes him having "projectable upside to become a home-run threat as a WR1." Just what the Ravens need.

ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay: C/G Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

The center position is not seen as a sexy pick in the draft, but Bradbury's skillset is enough to get you excited.

He has three years of experience while at Texas A&M and was only called for five penalties in 2,811 snaps over his college career.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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