Hayden Hurst (2018 a):
From here out, the Baltimore Ravens first-round draft choices were solid-to-great, starting out with Hayden Hurst.
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The 25-year old rookie missed some time due to injuries as a rookie. His sophomore season saw him flash the potential that Baltimore envisioned from him, but he was buried on the team’s depth chart. Tight end was a major strength for the team, with Mark Andrews breaking out to the tune of a league-leading ten touchdowns at the tight end spot and Nick Boyle flourishing as well.
Hurst’s role with the team was important, and Ravens fans acknowledged this. His value could not be understated, even as the team’s third tight end on the depth chart.
Baltimore opted to trade Hurst during the 2020 offseason to the Atlanta Falcons as well as a 2020 fourth-round pick in return for a 2020 second and fifth-round pick. Hurst will now get a chance to thrive as the Falcons de facto no.1 tight end.
It was a bummer to see Hayden Hurst grow, as he developed quite the fanfare with the Baltimore Ravens, but we’re all rooting for him to go off in Atlanta. He never became what Baltimore drafted him to be, but he may be able to revive his career in a new environment.