With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends.

What they don't have on the roster is a traditional blocking tight end in the mold of Notre Dame's Troy Niklas.

The draft prospect recently visited the Ravens, according to a league source. He has also visited the Buffalo Bills.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Niklas is a throwback tight end who operates as a punishing blocker at the line of scrimmage. He bench presses over 400 pounds. His nicknames? Hercules and Thor.

A converted outside linebacker, the California native caught 32 passes for 498 yards and five touchdowns as a junior last season before declaring for the NFL draft.

Niklas is the nephew of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews. He started every game last season and was a semifinalist for the John Mackey award.

Niklas has run the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds, but he hasn't been able to run for teams this spring as he recuperates from sports hernia surgery.