Ravens TE Mark Andrews scores big on throws from MVP Jackson
Mark Andrews’ sure hands and knack for finding the end zone have made him the favorite target of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who instinctively homes in on the versatile tight end when pressured in the pocket.
After hauling in a team-high 10 touchdown passes for Baltimore last season, Andrews scored twice Sunday in a 38-6 rout of Cleveland. He's got the body of a tight end — 6-foot-5, 256 pounds — with the talent of a wide receiver.
“If it’s a DB guarding him, a safety or linebacker, it doesn’t really matter," Jackson said. “He’s going to do a great job of getting open. He’s going to score a touchdown nine times out of 10. That’s my guy. He makes my job easier, for sure.”
Andrews played wide receiver in high school and was recruited by Oklahoma to play that position, but was asked to convert to tight end after a redshirt freshman season. He embraced the switch, and finished his college career as the school's career leader in yards receiving (1,765) for a tight end, to go along with 112 catches and 22 TDs.
“I love the tight end position. It’s such a unique thing," Andrews said Wednesday. “Once I decided to be a tight end and really invest into it, that’s when things started to click. It’s not a position where you can go in there and just run routes. It’s a tough position, a unique position, but for me, it fits really ...
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