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2018 NFL Draft: Former Oklahoma Sooners TE Mark Andrews selected by Baltimore Ravens in 3rd Round

The 2017 Mackey Award winner is now a Baltimore Raven, joining Orlando Brown.

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Former Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews has been selected in the 3rd round (86th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens, joining former Oklahoma teammate and 83rd overall pick Orlando Brown!

Andrews, who came to Oklahoma as a four-star tight end out of Scottsdale, Ariz., caught 62 passes for 958 yards and eight touchdowns as a redshirt junior en route to becoming the first Mackey Award winner in program history. During his three seasons, Andrews totaled 1,765 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Although concerns about his ability as a blocker have been raised, Andrews is the best receiving tight end in this draft and is going to be an immediate plug-and-play weapon in Baltimore. He moves better than can be reasonably expected of a 6’5”, 256-lb. human, and his body control is also exceptional for someone of his size. When factoring his route-running ability into the equation, you have a matchup nightmare on your hands. Those matchup issues become even more apparent in the red zone, as he was nearly unstoppable in those situations.

In addition to living with Type 1 diabetes, Andrews has dealt with some injuries during his time in Norman. He was able to play through most of them, but he wasn’t at 100% very frequently. Honestly, that makes his accomplishments even more impressive, as he was able to display that dominance even when he was a bit hampered. If he can keep everything relatively in check from a health standpoint, I can see Pro Bowls in his future.