How Isaiah Likely can emerge as a threat for the Ravens

While the 2021 NFL draft class had a clear choice for the top tight end, in the “unicorn” Kyle Pitts, the 2022 class had a few different options for TE1.

Through two weeks, Isaiah Likely is emerging as quite the weapon for the Baltimore Ravens. Drafted in the fourth round by the Ravens,

 Likely has caught 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown over two preseason games. He began his NFL career with a four-reception effort against the Tennessee Titans, but his second outing is where he truly shined.

On Sunday night against the Arizona Cardinals, Likely hauled in 8 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Over the course of these two games, Likely has demonstrated a few different ways where he can be a true threat for the Ravens in the passing game.

While the Ravens already have one of the best tight ends in the game in Mark Andrews, Baltimore has a few different ways they can get Likely on the field at the same time. 

Last year, the Ravens ran 12 offensive personnel — with a pair of tight ends in the game — on nine percent of their snaps.