As we get ready for the start of the season, there are plenty of things that could happen either way. So, why not get a little bold and make some predictions for things that could happen to the Baltimore Ravens this season? What are some bold predictions for the tight ends?
3. Mark Andrews will continue to drop in production for the Baltimore Ravens
In 2021, Mark Andrews has 107 catches for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns. Then, in 2022, that number dropped down to 73 catches for 847 yards and five touchdowns. This prediction states that Andrews will continue to decrease in production. Maybe not 30 catches and 500 fewer yards than the year before, but we will not see Andrews over 70 catches or 850 yards.
That is because the Ravens are going to spread the football out much more. Mark Andrews has been the center of this offense for years, but that time maybe changing. Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers have been added, and they have a serious need for targets. Mark Andrews has never played with wideouts this talented, and they both came in together, which could cause a big drop.
Rashod Bateman should be healthy at some point, but it goes beyond the wide receiver eating his share. Isaiah Likely had a strong season in 2022, and he was just a rookie. It is not like he is going anywhere, and he may even see more targets. So, things will get even tighter for Andrews. On top of that, Charlie Kolar is healthy. Kolar is the third tight end, but he was a pass-catching option at Iowa State.
More than that, Kolar was actually drafted ahead of Likely, and they liked his receiving upside as much, if not more. So, the Ravens could easily see both tight ends eat into his work, plus two and probably three wideouts will also get big attention. Andrews will not repeat his stats last year, even with Lamar Jackson playing a full year.