Steve Smith Compares Rookie Receiver to Randall Cobb

By Vincent Frank

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is looking for some more help after the team lost Torrey Smith in free agency. The selection of Breshad Perriman in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft may help, but it appears that Smith has his eyes set on another Ravens rookie.

Speaking up about undrafted rookie receiver DeAndre Carter, the veteran had this to say:

“I like (that) he’s hungry,” Smith said, via the team’s official website. “I just love his attitude. I see a young Randall Cobb in him.”

Carter, a former standout at Sacramento State, was not drafted earlier this month in large part due to his physical features. He stands at 5-foot-8 and weighs in at just 185 pounds. Comparatively, Cobb was 5-foot-10 and 191 when the Green Bay Packers made him a second-round pick back in 2011.

While any comparison to Cobb is surely premature, Carter should be given an opportunity to earn a roster spot. After all, there isn’t much proven success among Ravens pass catchers. Not factoring in Smith’s Hall of Fame worthy career, Baltimore’s current crop of receivers combined for 55 total receptions last year.

With Perriman slated to start opposite Smith, it appears the rest of the depth chart is unsettled. If Carter can continue to impress during the summer and in camp, he might be able to earn a regular spot in the receiver rotation.

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