Looks like the Ravens will be double-dipping on tight ends and Oklahoma prospects!
With the 86th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select, Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma.
Ravens with #86 pick are taking TE Mark Andrews, Oklahoma. #NFLDraft— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 28, 2018
This is a unique move by the Ravens, as many were under the belief of Hayden Hurst being the competition with both Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle, Darren Waller and Vince Mayle. But the stable of tight ends is now jam-packed with the addition of Andrews.
This is something to be excited about, though most fans won’t feel it initially.
Andrews is a former wideout who plays with a receiver’s mentality in a tight end’s body. He is a pass-catcher with a deft feel for route adjustments and operating in space against zone coverage. Andrews is a big, reliable target who doesn’t need a spacious catch window to haul it in. Despite his size, he lacks the desire and fundamentals as a blocker which will hurt his standing with some teams. He should be able to find early catches and production as a solid pass-catching tight end in the league. — Lance Zierlein
Reading this over, you can’t help but nod your head and know QB Joe Flacco will find a way to deliver the football.
In his final season with the Sooners, Andrews produced 958 yards on 62 catches, with eight touchdowns. Something the Ravens will certainly benefit from.