Since entering the league in 2018, Mark Andrews has far surpassed his third-round draft status with the Baltimore Ravens. He was the second tight end in that Baltimore draft; it chose Hayden Hurst in the first round.
Heading into their fourth season, Hurst is on his fourth team, while Mark Andrews has emerged as one of the top tight ends in the NFL. Andrews came in at No. 2 on the Pro Football Focus ranking of the best tight ends in the league ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
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Andrews comes in at number 2 on this list because of how many goals his offense fuels him compared to the next guy on this list. The Ravens have had very little outside of Andrews over the years and he continues to put on elite numbers. In the past two years, Andrews’ 1.05 WAR is second best at the position. If he has one weakness in his game, it’s his post-catch skill, as he forced just three missed tackles in 2022 to go along with an average of 3.6 yards post-catch per reception. — Kosko, PFF
Although he plays tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, Andrews was the main target in the passing game. He has given Lamar Jackson a threat down the middle and along the seam in the passing play. Only three players had more catches and yards than Andrews in 2022, and last year he went five games without his starting quarterback.
The only player ranked higher than Andrews Heads of Kansas City star Travis Kelce. Kelce is one of the most valuable players in the NFL and is the go-to option on the league’s top offense. For Andrews to be placed behind Kelce and ahead San Francisco George Kittle is quite the statement of how good the former Sooners standout has been in his NFL career.
The average annual value of Andrews’ contract with the Baltimore Ravens ranks fifth by tight ends at $14 million, according to About the cap. Just as he was when Baltimore took him to the third round of the 2018 NFL draft, Andrews is a steal.