Baltimore Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said it last week: New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak runs a tight end-friendly offense.

Coach John Harbaugh and tight ends Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels have all talked about that as well since Kubiak was hired in January.

And while the Ravens have already added Daniels this offseason to go along with Pitta, they would like to add even more talent at that position.

They hope to do so during the NFL draft next week, and they may even take a tight end as early as the first round.

“There are some, we think, elite skill set players in this draft at tight end and at wide receiver,” DeCosta said. “If one of those guys is there and he’s the best player, we’ll take him for sure.”

The Ravens have other more glaring needs — notably running back, free safety and right tackle.

However, adding another tight end would make sense for two reasons.

First, the team wants to add a better blocker at the position. Pitta and Daniels are both productive pass-catchers. They are not known for their prowess as blockers.

Harbaugh defended the blocking of Pitta and Daniels earlier in April, but he did say, “If we end up with some punishing, dominating, end-of-the-line-of-scrimmage blocker, you’ll see me smiling.”

Even aside from that, though, Daniels will be 32 in November, and Baltimore could find a long-term partner for Pitta in the draft.