Baltimore Ravens: Top Five Offseason Needs

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Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) gets tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Tight End

Dennis Pitta‘s career is completely in doubt right now, and though Owen Daniels has proven a suitable replacement for the time being, Daniels is aging and on a one-year deal. Depending on what happens with Pitta, this could prove to be the Ravens’ biggest need this offseason.

Crockett Gillmore, who the Ravens drafted in the third round in 2014, is a nice piece, but does not look like he has the potential to be a top-tier tight end in the league. He’s a phenomenal No. 2 tight end with his size and blocking ability, but he lacks the athletic ability to consistently get open. The Ravens need to find a tight end who has that athletic ability.

Unfortunately for the Ravens, this is a remarkably weak tight end class in the draft, so free agency may be the way to go for them. The Ravens don’t often sign unrestricted free agents, so make sure to scour the news to see who gets cut. Odds are, another team’s trash may turn into the Ravens treasure, just like Owen Daniels.