Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson (84) runs with the ball in front of New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (27) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Dickson, and the Baltimore Ravens Draft of 2010


 

It has been reported over the past 24 hours that Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson has been offered a contract by the team and is weighing his choices – having also received such from at least the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Drafted in 2010 in the third round, Dickson had a particularly strong season in 2011 with 54 catches. His consistency has not been the same since then, making him a frequent goat for the local fans. Dickson’s role has been more often with blocking assignments.

The Ravens have of course re-signed Dennis Pitta who is their premier tight end target for Joe Flacco. But the team is going to need more depth in one form or fashion – free agency or perhaps the draft. A first-round possibility could be Eric Ebron of North Carolina. Stated recently as a free agent possibility is former Texans tight end Owen Daniels, and eight-year veteran with knowledge of Gary Kubiak’s systems.

Here are the four-year statistical totals for Ed Dickson with the Ravens …

Year

Age

No.

G

GS

Rec

Yds

Y/R

TD

Lng

2010

23

83

15

3

11

152

13.8

1

58

2011

24

83

16

16

54

528

9.8

5

25

2012

25

84

13

11

21

225

10.7

0

40

2013

26

84

16

14

25

273

10.9

1

43

Career

60

44

111

1178

10.6

7

58

 

Looking Back at the 2010 Draft Class

Here on The Baltimore Wire, we have been reviewing some of the past draft classes and how they have performed. So in talking about Dickson (who was selected 44 picks ahead of Pitta), let’s review the 2010 draft – listed here with comments under the chart…

Year

Round

Pick

Pos

College/Univ

2010

2

43

Sergio Kindle LB Texas
2010

2

57

Terrence Cody DT Alabama
2010

3

70

Ed Dickson TE Oregon
2010

4

114

Dennis Pitta TE BYU
2010

5

156

David Reed WR Utah
2010

5

157

Arthur Jones DE Syracuse
2010

6

194

Ramon Harewood T Morehouse

 

Sergio Kindle – How many of the following items are true?

  • He was a collegiate first-team All-American in 2009.
  • He only has one tackle in his professional career.
  • He fell down two flights of stairs and suffered a fractured skull.
  • He is the inventor of the Kindle Fire Tablet reading device.

If you guessed the first three, but not the last, you are correct.

Terrence Cody – After four years as a rather marginal player, Cody is a free agent who has not seemed to have much interest on the defensive tackle open market.

David Reed – After three years with the Ravens where he performed well on special teams, including the NFL-best average on kickoff yards returned during his 2010 rookie season, the slot receiver struggled with injuries and was traded to the Colts last August.

Arthur Jones – After a strong season on the defensive line for the Ravens in 2013, Jones signed a five-year, $33 million deal with the Colts.

Ramon Harewood – The Barbados native was on injured reserve the first two years, played some throughout 2012, but was waived for 2013.

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