Ravens work out Pitt tight ends

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens conducted a private workout for University of Pittsburgh tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham this week, according to a source close to the program with knowledge of the situation. Dickerson is an intriguing prospect due to his speed and athleticism.

He could be used at several positions, including fullback, H-back and possibly as a slot wide receiver.

The 6-foot-2, 226-pound ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, also registering a 43 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-05 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times. He caught a career-high 49 passes for 529 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

Dickerson has also visited the Pittsburgh Steelers as a local prospect who doesn't count against their official 30 predraft visits.

A former All-Big East Conference selection, Byham has visited the Steelers and conducted a private workout for the New York Jets.

Byham is a three-year starter at Pitt who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.91 seconds and registered a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 9-10 broad jump at his Pro Day workout.

He caught a career-high 20 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown two seasons ago.

With the emergence of Dickerson as a receiving threat last season, Byham was primarily utilized as a blocker last season.

The 6-foot-4, 268-pounder is regarded as one of the top blocking tight ends in the draft.


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