2019 Baltimore Ravens: 3 Goals for Mark Andrews
The 2019 Baltimore Ravens will rely heavily on second year tight end, Mark Andrews. Here are three goals for number 89:
1. Double his production from his rookie season (At the minimum)
Mark Andrews had an impressive rookie season. 34 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns is eye opening production out of a third round pick at tight end. Andrews showed that his talents translate into the NFL game and that he more than belongs on this stage. Now his goal should be to take a big step up by doubling his production from a year ago. The Ravens have added a lot at the wide receiver position, but Andrews could be the number one target in this offense.
Multiplying his production by two sets the bar at 68 receptions for 1,104 yards and six touchdowns. That’s a fair goal for Andrews in a run based offense where Hayden Hurst also resides. Andrews should be the number one tight end and the go to guy in the passing game. What is good about this goal is that meeting it would be a win and exceeding the goal is possible. Andrews got over 16 yards per reception last season. He’s capable of making big plays down the field and he’s the perfect target for the intermediate passing game.
It would be nice if Andrews became a player like Travis Kelce, who was good for 90 to 100 grabs every single season. That is certainly possible because Andrews has potential taller than his 6’5″ frame. Andrews will go into year two as a core part of the offense. His rookie year had to boost his confidence as well as the confidence that Lamar Jackson has in him. For Andrews, doubling his 2018 stats is a guideline, but he could end up doing even better.