4. The Baltimore Ravens have to keep Travis Vokolek
After the second preseason game, some fans are wondering if Travis Vokolek will even make it to the practice squad. With two touchdowns in his most recent games, fans are excited, but he does have just five catches for 58 yards so far this preseason, and he was a UDFA, so this seems like a prime practice squad player.
Vokolek fits the mold of recent Ravens tight ends because he flashed as a passer but struggled mightily as a blocker this preseason. When looking at the Ravens roster, that is the last thing they need. They have Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely, and Charlie Kolar, who are all better pass-catching options. Kolar had more yards this preseason on fewer receptions than Vokolek.
Patrick Ricard will essentially be the blocking tight end, and the team needs him over Vokolek because they would not have a strong blocker otherwise. Even another strong performance from Vokolek should not hurt his chances of turning around and signing with the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.