Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) celebrates with receiver Kamar Aiken (11) after scoring on a nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Boyle and Williams have both had terrific starts to their professional careers, but the real hero for the Ravens offensively has been Gillmore. The second-year player has been a weapon on offense, turning in his best performance in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. He caught two touchdown passes in the game and one of the touchdown scored was because Gillmore would not let the opposition take him down as he rumbled into the end zone.
Gillmore has already surpassed his 2014 numbers in just three games, recording 10 receptions for 151 yards and the two scores so far this season. In 15 games a year ago, he managed just 10 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Gillmore would have likely set a new mark for receptions in a season already, but missed the game against the Steelers with a calf injury.
People were wondering what would happen with the tight end position with Owen Daniels heading to Denver and Dennis Pitta still out with his hip injury. Many thought it would be a weakness, but it looks as though the Ravens have drafted some talented tight ends over the past two seasons. In a day and age where two tight end sets have become normal in the NFL, the Ravens are fortunate to have three guys who look to have bright futures in the league.
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