4 critical observations from Ravens 2024 OTAs and Minicamp

The Ravens are gearing up for a big season.
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3. The Ravens may have the best tight end room in the NFL

The Ravens' passing game has been built on strong tight end play in the past, and the 2024 iteration will be no exception. Not only is Mark Andrews impressing again, which is relatively par for the course, but deputy Isaiah Likely is starting to come into his own after a strong finish to 2023.

Likely has been one of the most impressive players in camp, piling up the one-handed catches and showing that he can be a playmaker in Todd Monken's offense. Likely's improvement has been so sharp that Baltimore may need to run extra two tight ends sets in their offense to accommodate him.

The Baltimore Ravens have an elite tight end room

To make things even better for the Ravens, Charlie Kolar (who was drafted just a few picks ahead of Likely and has assumed TE3 status) is starting to make improvements as a receiver. Baltimore's quarterbacks found him multiple times, and his wide catch radius is making him a valued target.

Rather than trusting a veteran like Nelson Agholor, putting either Andrews or Likely out wide might make for some unique matchups Lamar Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Monken to exploit. You could count on one hand the number of teams who would take their current tight end room over what the Ravens have.