Former Ravens tight end and fan favorite Todd Heap will announce Baltimore’s second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday, while former Ravens guard Edwin Mulitalo will announce their third-round selection per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.
On Friday, former tight end Todd Heap will announce the Ravens’ second-round pick and guard Edwin Mulitalo will make the third-round selection, the NFL announced Wednesday. Heap and Mulitalo are two of the Ravens’ all-time good guys.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 25, 2018
Heap is regarded as the best tight end in team history, and is still a fan favorite. Heap was selected with pick 31 in the 2001 NFL draft by Baltimore, where he spent ten years. Heap played two seasons for the Cardinals after being released by the Ravens in 2011, but decided to retire in 2013. In 2014, Heap was inducted into the Ravens’ Ring of Honor. He also joined the Ravens’ radio broadcast crew in 2017 for four games of the season as a color analyst.
Mulitalo, who will be announcing Baltimore’s third-round pick, was selected with pick 129 in the fourth-round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Ravens. Mulitalo played guard for Baltimore during the 2000 season, which culminated in Baltimore’s first Super Bowl victory over the Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV. Mulitalo was released by the Ravens in 2006. He spent his last two seasons with the Lions.
The second and third rounds of the draft will be critical for Baltimore, as the team looks to rebound from a three-year playoff drought. The general consensus is that the wide receiver and tight end classes are strongest in rounds two and three, so the Ravens could very well look there to fill their needs at the aforementioned positions.
Tight ends Mike Gesicki, Dallas Goedert, Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews, and Ian Thomas are some names to keep an eye on during these rounds. It would be fitting for Heap to announce Baltimore’s next tight end. At wide receiver, there are tons of possible day-two options, including D.J. Moore, Courtland Sutton, D.J. Chark, Anthony Miller, Michael Gallup, Christian Kirk, and James Washington just to name a few. While players such as Sutton and Moore will most certainly be gone by the time the Ravens pick in round two, there’s no real consensus on when most of these receivers will end up going.