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Ravens finally get a tight end

By taking big, athletic tight end Ed Dickson of Oregon with the team's third-round pick (No. 70 overall), the Ravens got quarterback Joe Flacco another target and Todd Heap a heir apparent.

"He's very athletic," Eric DeCosta, director of player personnel, said of Dickson. "He ran a sub-4.6 [40-yard dash] at the combine. He can stretch the field, he has good hands, he's a big target. I think he's got loads of promise as a tight end. He's often detached from the line of scrimmage, but we think he's a three-down tight end. And he's got a great guy to learn from in Todd Heap."

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In 52 college games (39 starts), Dickson had 124 catches for 1,557 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 12.5 yards per catch. He was originally recruited as a defensive end. Dickson, first-team All-Pac 10 last season, is 6 feet 5, 243 pounds. He has the speed to stretch the middle of the field.

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