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Boyle might be the biggest rookie contributor in 2015

Not the contribution from the draft class we hoped for, but it bodes well for the future...

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With top pick Breshad Perriman sidelined for the first 8 games of the season already, and 2nd rounder Maxx Williams in and out of the lineup with injuries, this class has had a disappointing impact on the 2015 season. However, with the roster as a whole under-performing, the rookies likely would not be the enough to have this team in contention.

However, there have been some bright spots for this team. Nick Boyle, one of the Ravens 5th rounders, has been gaining valuable experience and reps at tight end. He has been earning his chops, both as a blocker and as a receiver, and showing enough to earn a bigger role in the offense.

This bodes well for the Ravens in 2016 and beyond. With 3 day 2 and 3 picks invested at tight end, the Ravens have come away with 3 young players who look to have what it takes to be successful in the NFL. With Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle in Baltimore for the next 2-3 years at the least, quarterback Joe Flacco looks to have some talented tight ends to work with. The rest of the season is just about continuing to build chemistry with them and involving them in offense.