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I mean players, I swear I mean players... Our own SB Nation released a list of the teams with the best tight ends. The Ravens placed on the 'contenders' portion of that list.

I mean the position, I swear I mean the tight end position...

Our own SB Nation released a list of the teams with the best tight ends. The Ravens placed on the 'contenders' portion of that list.

Veteran pass-catching tight end Owen Daniels joins Dennis Pitta, looking to rebound from an injury-shortened 2013 season, and the two should provide Joe Flacco with some interesting options in the pass game. Both are solid route runners and catch the ball well, and both have a lot of experience. Add in rookie Crockett Gilmore, who possesses great size at 6'6, 260 pounds and is known to be a strong blocker in-line, and the Ravens potentially have a strong group at the tight end position.

This article hits on all the correct points with the Ravens' tight ends, even if the Ravens rank a lot lower than they should given the names above them. A healthy Dennis Pitta looks on track to hit career highs in catches and yardage this season. Owen Daniels will be some nice depth for the team to have given Pitta's injury history and will help take some of the pressure off of Pitta performing alone. Crockett Gilmore will be a huge blacking tight end that the Ravens could mold into an under rated pass catcher in the coming years, but will likely use him as another offensive lineman in goal line and short yardage situations.

Having two proven pass catchers will truly help Flacco out in his shorter throws. As we covered previously, PFF released stats that show that Flacco is a much better passer on shorter, higher percentage throws than he is bombing downfield, so the combination of Daniels and Pitta should only further that development. Given the Ravens' difficulties both in running the ball and in pass protection, Gilmore as an extra blocker should give Flacco and the running game more time to make plays with the ball and again assisting his numbers.