Baltimore Ravens: Charles Clay from Bills for 6th Round pick
The Ravens offense is clicking nicely, with Joe Flacco clearly having a fire lit under him by the team drafting Lamar Jackson in the fist round. Three new wide receivers (John Brown, Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead) has helped, but Ozzie Newsome keeps throwing draft pick capital at the tight end spot to little avail.
To be fair, rookie (and first-round pick) Hayden Hurst was out with a foot injury early in the season. Maxx Williams, Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle shouldn’t keep him off the field, but good luck predicting how tight end snaps for the Ravens will be divided in any game.
Clay would seem to be a solid safety blanket for rookie quarterback Josh Allen in Buffalo, but it has not come to fruition in a meaningful way thus far. Clay’s usefulness to a team in reset mode is truly minimal.
Clay is not a very exciting player, but he is reliable (at least 49 catches each season from 2013-2017). Simply having that consistency from a tight end should add something to Baltimore’s offense that it’s not getting right now.