Ravens TE Charlie Kolar finalizes rookie contract, leaving team with just four draft picks unsigned

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Ravens rookie tight end Charlie Kolar finalized his rookie contract Thursday, leaving the team with just four unsigned players from its 2022 draft class.

Kolar, a fourth-rounder from Iowa State, is the fourth Ravens draft pick to sign this week and the seventh overall. Outside linebacker David Ojabo (second round), offensive tackle Daniel Faalele (third), cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (fourth) and punter Jordan Stout (fourth) are all expected to get their deals done in the coming weeks.

Kolar’s four-year deal is expected to be worth about $4.4 million overall. Armour-Davis, taken nine spots earlier, and Stout, taken two spots later, will receive similar compensation.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Kolar had 62 catches for 756 yards and six touchdowns last season and was a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end. He was also named the Big 12 Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year after graduating with a 3.99 GPA while earning a degree in mechanical engineering.

“He is a big target,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after the draft. “He’s a receiving tight end who’s … willing to block. He’ll go throw it up in there; he’s not afraid. … Bottom line, he’s a big receiver. He’s got great catch radius, great body control. He’s good over the middle. He can catch it in every kind of direction, makes big plays. A very smart, tough guy. He’s a big receiver for us in the middle of the field.”