3 Baltimore Ravens players who need to step up against the Browns
By Rory Jones
2. Hayden Hurst:
Since being selected with the 26th pick in the 2018 draft, Hayden Hurst has endured a difficult rookie campaign.
The 6’5, 250 lbs tight end out of South Carolina was taken ahead of several highly rated receiving prospects such as Alabama’s Calvin Ridley, who has had a productive year in Atlanta with 789 yards and 9 touchdowns and SMU’s Courtland Sutton, who has emerged as a reliable target in Denver.
A stress fracture in his foot held Hurst out of the first 8 games of the season, but since returning, with 11 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown, we are still waiting for a breakout performance. Fellow rookie tight end Mark Andrews has been considerably more productive, registering 498 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. He will also have a key part to play in keeping his former Sooner teammate – Baker Mayfield – off the field.
With all that said, we’ve seen how injuries can effect a season, and a strong outing from Hurst this Sunday would enable the Ravens to continue moving the chains and control the clock.