In the weeks leading up to April's
Remember, I'm not saying the Ravens will take a tight end with their first-round pick. I'm just giving you a player whom they might consider if they decided to go that route.
Sure, after selecting two tight ends in last year's draft, it seems unlikely they will draft one in 2011. But if they do, here are four players at the position they could have in their sights:
Rounds 4-5: Julius Thomas, Portland State. At six-foot-four, 246 pounds, Thomas is another of those small-school former basketball players who hope to be the next
Rounds 6-7: Charlie Gantt, TE, Michigan State. The Ravens have two talented young pass-catchers in Dickson and Dennis Pitta, so if they draft a tight end, they will probably opt for a beastly blocker such as Gantt. Slightly faster than molasses, Gantt ran a 4.93 in Indianapolis, but he put up 27 reps on the bench press, which tied him with Tennessee’s