4. Hayden Hurst, TE
The 25-year-old Baltimore Ravens rookie was the first tight end selected in the 2018 NFL draft and is positioning himself to be the Ravens top tight end target in 2018. The reason for his advanced age as a rookie comes from being a former baseball prospect who called it quits to start his football career.
In his last two seasons at South Carolina, Hurst combined for 92 receptions for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns through 26 games.
Hurst flashed his potential during the Ravens preseason opener against the Chicago Bears, catching 3-of-4 targets for 13 yards and hauled in a touchdown pass from fellow rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson.
According to FantasyPros.com, Hurst is projected to collect 41 receptions for 401 years and just about three touchdowns for 57.2 fantasy points. As the expected starting tight end, Hurst is a must add in many fantasy drafts as your starting tight end or flex position.
The 6-foot-4 and 250-pound first-round draft pick may quickly become Joe Flacco’s top target, especially in the red zone as he starts his NFL career in Baltimore under head coach John Harbaugh.