Mark Andrews is a starting tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. Andrews was a record-breaking wide receiver in high school, holding the Arizona state record for the most touchdown receptions until losing that record to Kade Warner, son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Andrews played college football at the University of Oklahoma, where he moved to the tight end position. He caught 112 passes for the Sooners in three seasons, to go along with 1,765 yards and 22 touchdowns. He accumulated the bulk of that production in his final 2017 season, when he caught 62 passes for 958 yards and eight scores. Andrews was the winner of the John Mackey Award that season, the prize for the best tight end in college football.
Andrews showed off exceptional size-adjusted speed during the 2018 pre-draft process. He boasted an 86th-percentile Speed Score of 108.5, thanks to a 4.67 40-time. He has a below-average wingspan, however; his 9.6 Catch Radius is 44th-percentile. Andrews was drafted by the Ravens in the third round, despite their having used an earlier first-round pick on another tight end, Hayden Hurst.
Andrews only played 31.8-percent of snaps in his rookie season (2018). Even so, he was No.9 among all tight ends with a 14.2-percent Hog Rate and finished the year No.2 in Yards Per Target and Yards Per Reception. Andrews continued to command targets in his 2019 breakout season, leading all tight ends with a 23.4-percent Hog Rate. He was a huge part of the Ravens' downfield passing attack, seeing 20 Deep Targets - the most among tight ends. He finished the season with 852 yards and 550 Unrealized Air Yards. Andrews also led all tight ends with 10 total touchdowns and finished No. 2 in EPA.
Andrews saw his production dip in 2020, when he totaled just 58 catches for 701 yards. Still, the Ravens rewarded him with a four-year, $56M contract. He responded by setting new franchise records with 107 receptions for 1,361 yards in 2021, both figures leading all tight ends. Andrews was also No.1 in Deep Targets, Red Zone Targets, Air Yards and Unrealized Air Yards, as well as Fantasy Points per Game. He was No.2 with 514 routes run and No. 3 with 431 YAC.
Andrews’ production dipped slightly in 2022, even while he played in 15 games. He finished with 73 receptions for 847 receiving yards on a 29.0-percent Target Share, No. 1 among all tight ends. Andrews continued to get slot snaps as the first option in the Ravens' offense, with a 91.5-percent Route Participation. The Ravens brought in new offensive coordinator Todd Monken ahead of the 2023 season. With new additions at wide receiver in 2023, Andrew faces increased target competition, but is still one of Lamar Jackson’s top targets.