3. Crockett Gillmore:
I keep waiting for Gillmore to take over the reigns at the tight end position and he keeps battling injuries. Talent is clearly not the issue for this third round pick out of Colorado State. Gillmore was quite the find for Newsome. We’re talking about an athletic and big target that still has a ton of untapped potential. Gillmore is 6’6″ and is as physical as they get at the tight end position.
Gillmore had 33 receptions in the 2015 season. He only played in 10 games that year due to injuries. It became very clear that Gillmore was a preferred target of Joe Flacco and that he was a weapon with the ball. When Gillmore is running with the football, he plans to run people over.
It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that Gillmore could become a star. Last season he was leaned on when he was healthy. If Gillmore can avoid the injury bug, the sky is the limit. Circumstances more than anything, have prevented a bigger contribution from Gillmore. He missed 11 games in 2016 and six games in 2015. When he has been on the field, he has performed well.