The Ravens experienced life without top cornerback Jimmy Smith last year and decided it was not something they wanted to go through again in the foreseeable future.
The Ravens’ insistence on taking the best player rather than targeting their biggest need adds to the shroud of mystery that annually surrounds the organization heading into the NFL draft.
Ravens will find out where they'll begin 2015 season
It was 10 years ago when wide receiver Mark Clayton arrived in Baltimore and embraced the expectations that came with being a first-round NFL draft pick.
The most interesting revelation from the Ravens' annual predraft luncheon Wednesday was general manager Ozzie Newsome’s acknowledgement that the Ravens brought in Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Washington cornerback Marcus Peters for a predraft visit.
Team's preseason opener is on Aug.13 at M
It's become a tradition amid the many predraft meetings, film study sessions and draft board reviews. Weeks before the Ravens are on the clock during the NFL draft, assistant general manager Eric DeCosta will predict whom the team will take with its first pick.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti admitted last week during his conference call with personal seat license and season ticket holders that the organization is not against sending up smoke screens in the days leading up to the draft.