Crockett Gillmore trying to transition from tight end to offensive lineman

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As a tight end, Crockett Gillmore has had the chance to both block and catch passes during his four years with the Ravens.

It appears Gillmore wants to focus on only one of those tasks in the future. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Gillmore is working to transition to playing on the offensive line this offseason.

Gillmore is working with former NFL center LeCharles Bentley on changing positions and, per Zrebiec, has “added considerable bulk” to what was listed as a 6’6″, 266-pound frame as part of the effort.

Gillmore missed all of last season after injuring his knee over the summer and only played in 17 games over the previous two seasons, so staying healthy will be vital to his chances of seeing time at any position come next season. He’ll also need to show enough to get a job as he’s set to become a free agent on March 14 after finishing out his contract in Baltimore.

8 responses to “Crockett Gillmore trying to transition from tight end to offensive lineman

  1. I don’t understand this.

    He wasn’t a bad TE. Had good hands, ran good routes and was an above average blocker, his problem was health and wasn’t just something like his shoulders his second year. He hurt his knee as well which will still be under the same strain at offensive line than it would have been at tight end or anywhere else.

    So why change position in the first place?

  2. allthingshudson says:
    February 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    He’s just been one big injury since he was drafted – good luck to him but even good college OLinemen take time to develop.
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    I mean, Jason Peters was a tight end out of college. He signed undrafted with the Bills and is a top 10 (top 5?) all time left tackle.

  3. I like the odds (and the choices) for a tackle in this years 1st round. We need it. I really want to hold onto Jensen, I’m a Hurst fan but it is going to be the market that determines his destination. I doubt he will give a hometown on his low end… fans here did not show much love. Should have. Still, our oline is really where we need to shore up our offense.

  4. Had leg issues recently. Put on 45 lbs since the decision and is up to 300#. Was always a good blocker, and did a nice job handling edge rushers before. If Villanueva could do it, Gilmore certainly could. Awesome athlete and good hands for tackle-eligible routes!

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