Top dark-horse tight ends that could make the Redskins roster
All of the tight ends on this list so far have been noted more for their receiving ability than their blocking. Marcus Baugh is the exact opposite.
Baugh, a 2018 undrafted free agent out of Ohio State, is a 6-5, 250-pound tight end who spent the previous two offseasons with the then-Oakland Raiders and Carolina Panthers respectively. Ron Rivera liked him enough to bring him aboard the Redskins team, so perhaps there’s a role to be found for him.
If there is a role out there, it probably has to be one as a blocking tight end. Baugh has great size and the potential to be a powerful blocker and mover of players. But he is not athletic at all and doesn’t figure to be much of a receiving threat at the NFL level.
In college, Baugh’s best season came as a senior when he caught 28 passes for 304 yards and five touchdowns. So, maybe he could become a red-zone threat, but he won’t be much of a downfield playmaker.
Baugh is the longest of long-shots, but perhaps if Rivera wants to emphasize blocking at the position, Baugh will stand a chance. He’d likely be behind Jeremy Sprinkle no matter what, but perhaps if he shows soft hands and finds a way to produce in training camp and the preseason, he will make more of an impact than expected. But barring positive news about him, he’s probably just a camp body.
In this analyst’s opinion, Moss is probably the most likely of the dark horses to make the roster with Wilson ranking as the second-best option. But given how weak the tight end position is, anything could happen. Which tight end dark horse do you like the best? Let us know in the comment section below!