Ravens Take TE Drew with 5th Pick


The Ravens improved their tight end corps with the selection of East Carolina's Davon Drew* *in the fifth round.

Baltimore actually moved back several times, first trading their fourth- (123rd-overall) and sixth-round (198th) selections to the New England Patriots for two fifth-round picks (137th and 141st). Then, the Ravens moved their second fifth-round pick (141st) to the Denver Broncos for a fifth- (149th) and a sixth-rounder (185th).

Drew, 6-foot-4, 256 pounds, is known as more of an H-back type of tight end with the ability to make an impact in the passing game.

An honorable mention All-Conference USA member, Drew hauled in 43 passes for 695 yards and three touchdowns last season. He enrolled at ECU as a quarterback, where he played his first two seasons.

Drew joins a crowded position group and will have to show he can block at the professional level in order to garner a roster spot.  The Ravens were looking to add a blocking tight end along with Todd Heap and free-agent signee L.J. SmithQuinn Sypniewski, who is coming off a season-ending knee injury, previously filled that role, while Edgar Jones is still transitioning to tight end after converting from outside linebacker in 2008.

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