The Torrey Smith Hype Train Part Deux
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The Torrey Smith hype-train should be off the rails at this point of the offseason. Except it is going nowhere fast. Anquan Boldin, Smith’s partner in crime the past two seasons, was dealt to San Francisco in March – leaving a gaping hole at the top of the Baltimore depth chart. People with common sense would just assume that Smith is in line for a larger role in his third season as the de facto top receiver. Ozzie Newsome knows a thing or two about putting together championship level teams. It is likely he has a plan to replace Boldin’s production from within and redistribute his targets. The scouting report on Smith is that he’s a deep threat only. The numbers back that up. He has averaged 3.1 receptions for 53.7 yards and 0.47 touchdowns per game through his first two years in the professional ranks. A player of Smith’s caliber with a competent quarterback (Flacco is “elite” right?), a track record of success (two top-30 finishes in PPR leagues) and an increased role should be valued more. Let’s get to the bottom of this: