New Ravens wide receivers coach Bobby Engram is having a good offseason. He has made the jump from a college wide receivers coach (University of Pittsburgh) to the NFL. And since Engram arrived in Baltimore, the Ravens have signed Steve Smith and re-signed Jacoby Jones.
Engram could be getting more talent to work with, as the Ravens figure to draft a wide receiver at some point in May. Getting the most out of the Ravens receiving corps next season is a challenge Engram is looking forward to.
“My thing is just try and be a good communicator, try to teach them what we are looking for as an offensive staff in terms of just the details,” Engram said at a press conference earlier this month. “Try to wring out every ounce of talent they have. The great thing is that all these guys are workers. If you’re willing to work on your craft, then you’ve got a chance to reach your maximum potential.”
Torrey Smith had his first 1,000-yard season in 2013. Steve Smith is a proven NFL veteran, Jones is a dangerous deep ball threat, and Marlon Brown led the team in touchdown catches (seven) as a rookie. All of that excites Engram, who had a distinguished 14-year NFL career, with 650 catches 7,751 yards, and 35 touchdowns playing for the Bears, Chiefs, and Seahawks.
After signing with the Ravens, Steve Smith said he was immediately impressed with Engram when they met. Obviously, the Ravens were impressed enough to hire him last month. Now after making a strong first impression, Engram will try to help the Ravens’ wide receivers make plays.