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Ravens add another tight end, Delaware's Nick Boyle, in fifth round

The Ravens used their first of two compensatory picks at the end of the fifth round (No. 171 overall) to select Delaware tight end Nick Boyle.

The Ravens used their first of two compensatory picks at the end of the fifth round (No. 171 overall) to select Delaware tight end Nick Boyle.

Boyle was the second tight end the Ravens selected in the 2015 draft, following the second-round pick of Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams with the 55th overall selection.

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A first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick as a senior, Boyle caught 37 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns in 2014. His best statistical year came in 2013, when he broke out with 42 receptions for 474 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Sussex, N.J. native started for three seasons at Delaware, and caught 101 passes for 984 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. He was invited and participated in the Senior Bowl after his college career ended.

Boyle joins Williams, second-year tight end Crockett Gillmore, plus Phillip Supernaw, Allen Reisner and Konrad Reuland.

He's the third Delaware product selected by the Ravens since 2007, a list that includes quarterback Joe Flacco (2008) and guard/center Gino Gradkowski (2012).

General manager Ozzie Newsome alluded to the possibility of adding another tight end on Friday night, which brings into account the possibility that Dennis Pitta may not return to the Ravens after suffering a second straight season-ending hip injury in 2014.

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