Crockett Gillmore: Becoming A Star
Crockett Gillmore caught the injury bug going around the Ravens in 2015. Only playing in 10 games this past season, he amassed 33 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns.
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If Gillmore played an entire season he would have had about 52 receptions and 650 yards based on his averages. That is solid production from the tight end position. Especially when you consider Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle were also intriguing players at his position. Of the three tight ends Gillmore looks like the most polished player with the most potential.
Gillmore is a perfectly sized tight end with underrated athletic ability. He is 6’6″ and 270 pounds. He is quicker than he is fast but he isn’t slow. Gillmore has the potential to be a matchup nightmare on every snap.
This is what is so exciting about Gillmore. He has the physical skills to be an amazing football player. He also has an exciting chemistry with quarterback Joe Flacco.
Gillmore has had flashes of brilliance in his two-year career. Week 2 against the Raiders, Flacco found him five times for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Gillmore had three five reception games in 2015.
2016 is the season the Ravens need Gillmore to emerge as the next great Ravens tight end. First there was Shannon Sharpe. Next there was Todd Heap followed by Dennis Pitta. With it doubtful that Pitta ever plays another snap, the time is now for Gillmore.
Gillmore has the talent and the size to become a special player at the tight end position. He has spent the past two years developing his game at the NFL level. Now it is time to take it to the next level: becoming an NFL star.