How COVID-19 affected the Ravens’ draft 2021 strategy – fr

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How COVID-19 affected the Ravens’ draft 2021 strategy – fr


The other thing in common with some of the Ravens’ picks is that they had “declining” production in 2020 compared to 2019.

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman went from 1,219 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns to 472 yards and two touchdowns. After securing five sacks in 2019, Odafe Oweh had none in 2020. After looking like a potential first-round cornerback in 2019, Shaun Wade struggled at times on the perimeter last season.

2019: 13 games, 60 receptions, 1,219 yards, 20.3 yards per catch, 11 touchdowns
2020: 5 games, 36 receptions, 472 yards, 13.1 yards per catch, 2 touchdowns

2019: 13 games (1 start), 21 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
2020: 7 games (7 starts), 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles

2019: 13 games, 26 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 9 defensive passes, 1 interception
2020: 8 games, 35 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles, 6 defenses, 2 steals

Bateman contracted COVID-19 last summer, costing him dearly since he also suffers from asthma. Bateman said he lost around 10 pounds. “It just affected my body, the way I played, the way I got tired and things like that,” he said.

Oweh played well and generated a lot of pressure, but the sacks just didn’t materialize. Wade said there were many other contributing factors to his 2020 problems, including dealing with a grass toe, a knee problem and family tragedies.

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