4 Ravens who are on thin ice entering 2022 training camp

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2. Josh Oliver, TE, Ravens

The Ravens have long had an affinity for the tight-end position, and they hoped that they had landed a high-upside developmental project when they traded for Josh Oliver during the 2021 NFL Draft.

A former third-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oliver’s NFL career was hampered early on by multiple injuries that prevented him from playing more than four games over his first two years in the league.

The hope was that Oliver could live up to the potential he showed at San Jose State in Baltimore. Unfortunately, that hasn’t really happened to this point.

Oliver was one of the Ravens’ top backup tight ends for much of 2021, especially with Nick Boyle still recovering from injury. However, he failed to do much of anything with the opportunity.

The 25-year-old finished with just nine catches for 66 yards and was a relative nonfactor for most of the year. Now, he’s just looking to hang on to his roster spot.

The Ravens went out and completely revamped their tight end room this offseason adding both Charlie Kolar and Isaiah Likely in the 2022 NFL Draft. Likely already looks like a potential steal based on first impressions.

With Mark Andrews, Boyle, Kolar, and Likely, there really isn’t room for someone like Oliver on the roster.

Barring injuries or a ridiculously impressive summer, Josh Oliver may be one-and-done in Baltimore.