“I want to learn from these other guys,” Crockett Gillmore said Wednesday when discussing the depth of tight ends the Ravens have. “The fact that I can see it, that’s something I can learn from every day, whether it’s how they practice or the way they walk or talk.”
A third-round selection in the 2014 draft out of Colorado State, he had 10 catches for 121 yards and one touchdown as a rookie. In his second year, he was targeted 46 times in 10 games and finished with the fourth-most yards per target (9.0) among the league’s tight ends, according to Pro Football Focus. His 412 yards ranked third overall on the Ravens, a total that could have been so much bigger, more Texas sized. He missed two games in October with a calf injury, then went on the IR in December with a back injury.
In 2016, Ravens tight end coach Richard Angulo says, “He’s just going to improve in everything, really. Execution of the small things, really.”
While there is stiff competition for the tight end spot in 2016, Gillmore sees it as a positive.
“It’s really an open battle for the spot, but at the end of the day, we’re all on the same team,” Gillmore said early in training camp. “We’re all here to make the team better. We’re here to win games and help the team maybe win the one-on-one battles at the end of the game we didn’t get last year. We’ve got guys that have done it. We’ve got guys that can do it. It’s just putting it all together.”
Raven’s fans look forward to seeing it a be “put together” in their first regular season game on September 11th versus the Buffalo Bills.
Read Jonas Shaffer’s full article on Gillmore, including a synopsis on Gillmore’s busy off season, a #HappyGillmores wedding and a 1500-mile road trip to Baltimore.