The breakout season continues for Ravens rookie large receiver Zay Flowers.
With a 33-yard catch-and-run within the first quarter Thursday night time towards the Cincinnati Bengals, Flowers set the franchise file for essentially the most receptions by a rookie in a single season.
With 51 and counting, Flowers handed Torrey Smith, the previous Terps star and Ravens fan favourite who caught 50 passes for 841 yards in his debut season in 2011.
A primary-round draft select of Boston College, Flowers has shortly develop into quarterback Lamar Jackson’s favourite goal, getting into Thursday with a team-high 545 receiving yards. His eight catches of 20 yards or extra are additionally tied for essentially the most on the crew with tight finish Mark Andrews, who exited with a left ankle harm after being tackled in need of the purpose line on the Ravens’ opening landing drive and was shortly dominated out for the remainder of the sport.
Flowers’ emergence is critical contemplating the Ravens’ poor historical past at large receiver. Since taking Smith within the second spherical in 2011, Baltimore has drafted 15 large receivers. Devin Duvernay (94) and Marquise Brown (195) are the one ones to file greater than 50 catches of their Ravens careers.
Jackson set a file of his personal within the first quarter, passing Randall Cunningham for the fourth-most dashing yards by a quarterback in NFL historical past. Jackson entered Thursday with 4,918 profession dashing yards and now trails Russell Wilson (5,197), Cam Newton (5,628) and Michael Vick (6,109) for essentially the most all-time on the place.
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