Baltimore Ravens rookie preview: Mark Andrews
Projection for Mark Andrews in his rookie season:
The one thing I think the Ravens improve the most on with the addition of Andrews, is scoring in the red zone. As I mentioned earlier, Andrews was a touchdown machine at OU; he put up 22 touchdowns in three seasons. Matching his eight touchdowns of his junior season would be a tough ask in his first year in the NFL. Andrews will likely end up with about five touchdowns in year one.
The Ravens passing game actually has a lot of weapons now. Each player is going to fit into their specific role in the offense. Hurst is going to get his fair share of targets, especially because he was the first pick of the Ravens 12 man rookie class. Michael Crabtree will be the number one receiver. John Brown, Willie Snead and maybe even Jaleel Scott or Jordan Lasley will work into the equation as well. Andrews will total anywhere from 35 to 50 receptions in 2018. Being a weapon in the slot, Andrews will make an impact on the offense.
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The important thing to remember about Andrews is that he is a red zone threat. The Ravens need all the help they can get at getting into the end zone. Andrews may not lead the team in receptions but when he gets the football, he will make sure it matters.