Josh Oliver, an athletic and talented tight end, was acquired by the Ravens from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a low-risk deal that could prove to be a huge gain for Baltimore.
This may not seem like a significant deal at first glance. In Oliver’s two years in the league, he has only participated in four games due to ending each season on injured reserve.
Given that the Ravens only got a conditional seventh-round pick in return for Oliver, it’s safe to say his worth isn’t all that high. But let’s take a closer look at Oliver to get a better idea of the player Baltimore is acquiring.
There is no doubt that Oliver, a third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, is a gifted receiver. The Draft Network’s Joe Marino compiled a first scouting report on Oliver, and it fits the bill for what Baltimore needs.
Marino praises Oliver for his extensive route-running background, contested-situation winning hands, speed, and agility, and his ability to make plays with the ball in his hands.
Oliver, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 pounds, has the ideal build to be a dangerous threat in the Ravens’ tight-end-heavy offensive strategy.
Even though Oliver’s blocking skills have been criticized, very few tight ends enter the league with a high level of proficiency.
How Much Does Josh Oliver Make?
Josh Oliver makes an average of $1,062,711 per year. Oliver will make a base salary of $1,074,660 in 2022. His cap hit will also be $1,074,660.