Entering his second season in the NFL, Crockett Gillmore, TE, Ravens, knew he would need to bulk up as more was being put on his plate from the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff. After putting on 15-pounds of muscle during the offseason, it’s clear to see that Gillmore is emerging into a larger role.
Last year, Gillmore came out of college with a blocker first mentality. This offseason, he’s emerged as the Ravens’ clear starter at the tight end position and a weapon in the passing game.
“I’ve always said I’m the run guy, I’m the blocker,” Gillmore said. “That’s what I’m going to stick with. If they throw me the ball, they throw me the ball.”
Gillmore’s athleticism in the passing game was on full display in the Ravens preseason game against the Washington Redskins. Officially he finished with one catch for seven yards, but his play on a touchdown that was called back is what has everyone talking about.
Gillmore shook off three defenders and dove into the endzone for a 33-yard touchdown. The play was called back for an offensive penalty (not on Crockett), but it’s a glimpse of what fans can expect this season.
— Kevin Cole (@Cole_Kev) August 30, 2015
This is what it looks like for Crockett Gillmore to score a touchdown in "The Matrix." https://t.co/XpD0YH9uix
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) August 30, 2015
“He’s a guy that I have had a lot of faith in all the way through, as a blocker and a pass receiver,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “People want to label him a blocker; he’s a very good blocker, but he has a chance as a pass receiver, too. And it was nice to see that play.”
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