2. Travis Vokolek is a practice squad lock for the Baltimore Ravens
Travis Vokolek had an exciting preseason. The UDFA from Nebraska was third on the team in routes run, behind only James Proche and Tylan Wallace. It was obvious the team was looking to get him in the mix and see what they had.
Vokolek caught six balls for 63 yards, and he hauled in two for touchdowns. The touchdowns had fans excited, and for a second, some thought he could make the roster. However, Vokolek still has some work to iron out to be more consistent, and Charlie Kolar looked much better, as he hauled in eight catches for 120 yards this preseason.
Beyond that, Vokolek is a poor blocker. When you look at the Ravens' tight end room, Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely, and Charlie Kolar are all much better pass-catching options compared to blocking. The Ravens have to keep Patrick Ricard, less as a fullback and more as a blocking tight end, holding up the end line. So, the need for a fourth pass-catching tight end is slim.
Still, Vokolek has too many questions that he will not get claimed on waivers either. He should be back in 2024, and if there is an injury to any of Likely, Kolar, or Andrews, Vokolek is one call away from the active roster.