Why WR James Proche Is A Longshot To Provide Fantasy Value With Ravens

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Ravens WR James Proche Dynasty Rookie Analysis

  • Draft Position: 6.201 | School: SMU
  • Height: 5’11” | Weight: 201 pounds
  • 2020 Age: 24 | Class: Redshirt Junior
  • Recruitment Stars: 3-4

Proche reportedly slipped in the draft because of health concerns, perhaps related to an episode of acute kidney failure he had his senior year of high school. But the Ravens snagged him in Round 6, and he’s intriguing in Baltimore.

Proche is a limited athlete, but he didn’t let that stop him from producing at SMU.

  • 2016 (12 games): 57-709-6 receiving
  • 2017 (12 games): 40-816-6 receiving
  • 2018 (12 games): 93-1,199-12 receiving
  • 2019 (13 games): 111-1,225-15 receiving

Because of his athleticism, Proche might be forced into the slot in the NFL, but in college he has moved around the formation freely and been targeted regularly regardless of where he’s lined up.

Proche is just a mid-sized receiver, but he is ferocious in attacking the ball and out-muscling defensive backs for position when the ball is in the air. Too many small guys get praised for playing big — but with Proche, it’s true. He plays bigger than his size.

With the third-rounder Duvernay ahead of him on the depth chart, Proche is a longshot ever to get consistent playing time.

But if he does somehow get an opportunity, he could grab it.

NFL Prospect Comp: Victor Cruz with less speed but more production and draft capital

More Dynasty Analysis For Freedman’s Top Rookies

  1. Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  2. Rams RB Cam Akers
  3. Colts RB Jonathan Taylor
  4. Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
  5. Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs, part of The Action Network.

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