5 Sleeper Picks to Make the Baltimore Ravens Roster

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TE Nick Boyle

Jan 21, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad tight end Nick Boyle of Delaware (86) hangs onto a pass over North squad safety Kurtis Drummond of Michigan State (27) and defensive corner Doran Grant of Ohio State (12) during North squad Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens drafted the former Delaware Blue Hen tight end in the fifth round of this year’s draft. While it may have seemed a bit odd that the Ravens would draft two tight ends in one draft, it was probably a very wise move on the part of Ozzie Newsome.

Dennis Pitta will start the season for Baltimore on the PUP list. As a result, Boyle could very well find himself on the Ravens’ final 53-man roster. He is the Blue Hens’ all-time leader in receptions from the tight end position.

Boyle is a solid route-runner and is a really good pass-catcher. However, he will need to improve on his pass-blocking ability, which he excelled at during his college career. If he can get a grasp of the NFL blocking scheme he has a pretty good chance to make the squad. With the team’s history of injuries at the position, it would not be far-fetched to see Boyle on the Week 1 roster as the No. 3 tight end.

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