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Baltimore has a history of drafting two tight ends in the same year, though they’ve typically had a veteran starter ahead of them. This year, the Ravens’ rookies should get plenty of opportunities.

When the Ravens drafted Hayden Hurst in the first round, Mark Andrews, sitting at home with his family, didn’t cross Baltimore off his list of possible destinations.

“The Ravens have always had a history of loving their tight ends, so it was never out of the picture for me,” Andrews later said.

Sure enough, in the third round, the Ravens selected Andrews with pick No. 86 overall. For the third time in the past nine years, Baltimore took tight ends in the same class.

“It’s exciting having Hayden and I on the table, and being able to work off each other is going to be a big thing,” Andrews said. “We’re going to be able to grow and compete with each other and have healthy competition where we’re able to grow as players.”

So how will the rookies complement each other?

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Hurst is a jack-of-all-trades tight end. He’s a strong blocker and top-notch receiver, which allows Baltimore to use him in any situation to keep opponents guessing.

Hurst has the quickness, strength and toughness to be a top-notch receiver, especially over the middle and in picking up first downs. He can stretch the seam of opponent’s defenses while also doing a lot of the dirty work underneath.

“I think it’s a great fit,” Hurst said. “In our ‘12’ personnel, we get in there, we kind of work off each other and feed off each other’s energy. I’m excited to get out there and play with him.”

Andrews, meanwhile, is currently more of a big-bodied wide receiver since he mostly lined up wide in Oklahoma’s spread offens Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey e, where he caught 22 touchdowns in three seasons. If the Ravens are looking for a big target in the red zone, Andrews is the guy.

St Blue Jays Custom Jersey Cheap anding in at 6-foot-4, 256 pounds, he has the size to be a blocker, and said he intends to work diligently at that part of his game, but he’s likely going to be asked to do more as a pass-catcher than people-mover at this time.

“Hayden is an extremely aggressive player,” Andrews said. “I think we can work off each other and use our strengths and whatnot. … It’s going to be Custom Blue Jay Jersey tough on defenses to be able to game-plan for us.”

The rookie tight ends should get more offensive opportunities than their predecessors. Williams set the franchise record for most receiving yards (268) by a tight end in his rookie season. Hurst or Andrews could break that mark.

When Todd Heap (first round) was drafted in 2001, he was behind Shannon Sharpe. When Ed Dickson (third round) and Dennis Pitta (fourth round) arrived in 2010, they studied from Heap for a year. When Maxx Williams (second round) and Nick Boyle (fifth round) came in 2015, Crockett Gillmore led the way.

With the departure of Benjamin Watson in free agency, the Ravens have a lot of opportunities for receiving tight ends. Watson led Baltimore in receptions (61) Men’s Customized Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Flexbase Authentic Alternate Royal Blue Jersey  last year and saw the second-most targets (79). Boyle caught 28 passes for 203 yards and Williams caught 15 for 86 yards.

It’s only been a few days and they’re still in shorts, but Hurst and Andrews made a good first impression at Ravens rookie minicamp.

Head Coach John Harbaugh said the first thing that stuck out to him about his rookie tight ends were their “excellent” hands. He also noticed their very good body control to get in and out of breaks and shield off defenders. He liked their feel for coverage.

The other big thing that Harbaugh pointed to is their willingness to learn. They know they could have a big role together this season.

“They’re the kind of guys that want to know everything,” Harbaugh said. “They want to know every answer, they want to know every detail of every play, sometimes to the point where you just want to say, ‘Hey! Just play fast. You’re not going to know everything right now.’ But they’re conscientious guys that way.”

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John Harbaugh Expects Tweaks to Ta Paul Molitor Jersey ke Defense to ‘Another Level’

The Ravens will keep the same fundamental system with Wink Martindale as the defensive coordinator, but Russell Martin Jersey  the ‘methods are going to change.’

For the first time in six years, the  Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 55 Russell Martin Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey Ravens have a new defensive coordinator.

Wink Martindale took over the position in January when Dean Pees briefly retired, and then ultimately wound up taking the defensive coordinator job in Tennessee.

Martindale has spent the last six years in Baltimore coaching the linebackers, and now he’ll have a chance to put his spin on the defensive system. That process has already started, as the Ravens have spent the last three months making some significant adjustments.

“I’m really excited about what we’re going to do on defense,” Harbaugh said. “I’m really excited to take it to another level in terms of the way the thing is built. We’ve been going to work on that as well.”

Harbaugh didn’t delve into the specific changes they’re making, but coaches aren’t in the business of making their playbooks public.

Men’s Mitchell and Ness 19 Paul Molitor Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Throwback Jersey He did say that the fundamental system will remain intact. The Ravens aren’t going through a drastic change like they did offensively when Gary Kubiak Paul Molitor Jersey  transformed the Ravens from a vertical passing team into a West Coast system.

Baltimore’s defensive scheme has virtually stayed the same throughout the team’s history, and the system is proven.

“From a schematic standpoint, the principles are remain, but the methods are going to change,” Harbaugh s Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey aid. “The Ravens defense to me is kind of iconic. It’s historic. And it goes back before I got here. It goes back to 1996. It goes back to Ray Lewis, of course, and Ed Reed, and all those guys. Jarret Johnson. You can name all of the amazing players, and to me that’s what the defense stands on.”

A big difference in the system will likely be the approach on gameday. Coordinators make the play calls in terms of whether to blitz or play zone coverage, and Martindale has made it clear he expects to be more aggressive than Pees.

“I think it’s my personality. I would rather attack than I would sit back,” Martindale said when he was hired. “We’re always going to try to be the aggressors and dictate the game to [opponents].”

The Ravens will begin implementing the system when the players return to Baltimore for offseason workouts this spring.

“I can’t wait to see our guys’ faces when we present this scheme to them,” Harbaugh said.

The Ravens have put much of their focus this offseason on upgrading offensive personnel, but expectations are still high for the defense. The Ravens have made major defensive investments through the draft and free agency the last few years, and Harbaugh believes the group’s leaders are eager to deliver.

Terrell Suggs, Eric Weddle, C.J. Mosley and Brandon Williams are all premier players, and Harbaugh has seen a major commitment from them to help make the group one of the league’s best.

“Those guys are just incredible workers,” Harbaugh said. “They want to be great. And that’s why I’m excited about Toronto Blue Jays Custom Jersey our whole team, but I’m really excited about our defense because we have some leadership that is genuine. They put their money where their mouth is, and those young guys can’t help but fall in line.”

Jose Bautista, Tim Williams Can’t Wait To Chase customized jays jersey Quarterbacks Together

Rookie pass rushers Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams trained together before the draft, were selected by the same team, are hotel roommates and now both ready to get after opposing QBs. But first, they each had to address some character questions.

Ravens rookie pass rushers Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams didn’t get much sleep Thursday night before Custom Blue Jays Jersey their first NFL practice.

Bowser and Williams trained together before the draft and were selected by the same team. Now they’re roommates at Ravens rookie minicamp and both primed to become Baltimore’s next pass-rushing tandem.

It’s a lot to be excited about – perhaps too much.

“I kept waking up in the middle of the night because I was so anxious,” Williams said.

Bowser didn’t help the situation either.

“He was talking in his sleep,” Williams said with a laugh. “Talking about, ‘Hold on, hold on!’ I was like, ‘Hold on for what?’”

Bowser and Williams became friends before they became roomies. They trained together at Michael Johnson Performance, the facility owned by the former Olympic gold medal sprinter, in Texas before the customized Toronto Blue Jays jersey draft.

Bowser was chosen No. 47 overall in the second round and Williams was picked at No. 78, one round later. When they arrived in Baltimore, they found out they were going to be bunking together.

While at the hotel, the two talked about the impact they can make in Baltimore together. When talking to reporters, however, they stayed away from any big proclamations or predictions.

Williams was asked if he feels the Ravens are bringing he and Bowser together to be the two next great pass rushers.

“Oh, yes. They are bringing us in to learn from the veteran guys and just learn the Raven way,” Williams said. “We talk about a lot, but we know that we have to put the work in first. Nothing is going to be given to us overnight.”

“Me and jose bautista women’s jersey him are just going to go out there and do what we have to do and that is rush the passer and get back there and create plays,” Bowser added. “Just having him right beside me is going to be a huge advantage for us going through the season if we make it there.”

There’s little to no doubt that Bowser and Williams will make it to the regular season.

While the Ravens have Terrell Suggs locking down one starting spot and young, talented rushers Matt Judon and Za’Darius Smith, Baltimore is always looking for more players to get after the quarterback, and will find roles for its two explosive rookies.

Bowser recorded 8.5 sacks in just eight games last season as a senior. Williams had 18.5 sacks over the past two years at Alabama. Williams said they have similar playing styles.

“Tyus is a great player. He has heart. He can drop, cover, can play the run, can rush the passer [and the] same with me,” Williams said. “The only thing that I can say is that we both have the Jose Bautista Youth Jersey will to compete. We are not going to bow down [to] anybody.”

Before the two prospects came together in Baltimore, they also shared another similarity. Both had to answer questions about their character, stemming from college red flags.

Bowser missed a month of his senior season after getting into a fight with one of his teammates, linebacker Matthew Adams. As then-Houston Head Coach Tom Herman said at the time, the two got over-competitive when playing some “silly games” meant to loosen up during a weekly practice tradition. The scuffle resulted in a broken orbital (eye) bone for Bowser.

Bowser said every NFL team asked him about the fight to get his side of the story.

“I just manned up about it, told them the truth,” Bowser said. “We are grown men about it; we are 21 years old. We are still young, we still got more life to live [and] we learned from it. We are still good friends, and we just moved on and are doing what we have to do.”

Williams’ troubles came away from the field. He admitted to failing multiple drug tests during his time at jose bautista canada day jersey Alabama and was arrested last September for carrying a pistol without a permit.

The Ravens spent a lot of time talking to Williams before the draft – at Alabama, the combine and a pre-draft visit at the Under Armour Performance Center.

When Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome called Williams to tell him Baltimore was drafting him, Newsome said, “Look, we want to take you here … You’ll have to live up to your end of this. We’ve talked a lot about this … We’re going to commit to you.”

Newsome told reporters that Williams’ improved behavior over the past year played into the team’s decision to take the chance on him after he tumbled down draft boards.

Williams, who arrived at the Under Armour Performance Center Thursday wearing a sweatshirt reading “I’m A Father F1rst,” was asked Friday what motivated that personal growth.

“Just realizing the opportunity that I have,” he said. “I have two daughters – I have a six-year old, and I just had one born last month [on] March 16. I just have a lot of stuff going for me off the field to the point that I have to be a role model to those two girls. I owe them everything. I do not want to be that type of father to give them an excuse.”