3 Ravens position groups that could be the best in the NFL in 2021

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2. The Ravens might have the best tight ends in the NFL

The Ravens have long been a team that values tight end depth, and their current roster construction is evidence of that.

Atop the depth chart is the ever-consistent Mark Andrews who remains one of the best tight ends in football and a favorite of Lamar Jackson.

Andrews has topped 700 yards in each of the last two seasons including a breakout 2019 season that saw him finish with 64 catches for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He’s undisputedly a top-five tight end in football and the most valuable receiving target on the Ravens roster. That said, he’s not alone.

Nick Boyle is one of the more underappreciated tight ends in the NFL and perhaps the strongest run blocker at this position. Boyle is an important part of Baltimore’s dominant rushing attack.

Andrews and Boyle already represent arguably the best tight-end duo in the league, but there’s even more depth behind them.

The likes of Josh Oliver, Eric Tomlinson, Eli Wolf, and Jacob Breeland are all competing for the No. 3 tight end job and each has a case to earn a roster spot.

Once more, that’s not even counting Pro Bowl fullback Patrick Ricard or fifth-round pick Ben Mason who each line up at tight end from time to time.

If we were including a position like fullback, it’s hard to imagine any team having a more talented depth chart.

The Ravens love their tight ends, and as such, they might very well have the best group in the NFL.