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  • Ravens draft preview: linebackers

    Ravens draft preview: linebackers
    Every weekday until Wednesday, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will examine where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may...
  • Plenty of options at receiver for Ravens in NFL draft

    Plenty of options at receiver for Ravens in NFL draft
    Last year, with the Ravens planning to select a wide receiver in the middle rounds of the NFL draft, team officials turned to quarterback Joe Flacco for advice. He pushed for Tandon Doss, a possession receiver out of Indiana, because he thought Doss...
  • Draft could help Ravens fill gaps on offensive line

    Draft could help Ravens fill gaps on offensive line
    The Pro Bowl guard is gone. The bookend tackles aren't great. So how does a center become the player most linked to the Ravens' first-round pick? For Peter Konz, at least, it's by offering a quick fix and a long-term answer. With left guard Ben Grubbs...
  • With a number of needs, Ravens head into one of the most important drafts in franchise history

    With a number of needs, Ravens head into one of the most important drafts in franchise history
    For an organization that considers the NFL draft its lifeblood — which is how Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta characterized it earlier this month — there is always a sense of urgency at this time of year. Each draft is...
  • Ravens grab linebacker Upshaw, offensive lineman Osemele in second round

    Ravens grab linebacker Upshaw, offensive lineman Osemele in second round
    Update 9:52 p.m.: Here are a few quotes from The Castle on the Ravens' first two draft picks tonight. Here are a few highlights from tonight's news conference with Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach...
  • Upshaw ready to compete for starting spot

    Upshaw ready to compete for starting spot
    With Baltimore’s selection of Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw with the 35th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the offseason competition for the starting spot vacated by Jarret Johnson just became a lot fiercer. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh...
  • With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs

    With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs
    If the Ravens have a specific plan for filling the hole left by Ben Grubbs now that the draft has ended, they aren't divulging it. Not that anybody should be surprised. As is so often the case, coach John Harbaugh spoke fondly of the potential battle for...
  • Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta recap Ravens' 2012 draft

    Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta recap Ravens' 2012 draft
    Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and his likely successor (some day), director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, met with the media right after the Ravens selected Georgia defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson with their final pick of the 2012 draft. They...
  • Ravens dig deep into draft to improve their depth

    Ravens dig deep into draft to improve their depth
    Earlier this month, Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta described the theme of this weekend's NFL draft as a "depth draft for the Ravens at virtually every position." And to round out a roster that team officials feel can be molded into...
  • Report card: Ravens 2012 draft

    Report card: Ravens 2012 draft
    Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their early grades for the Ravens' 2012 draft performance. Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens beat reporter: As usual with the Ravens, there was a lot to like about their draft haul. To get Courtney Upshaw in the second round...
  • Who was the biggest steal of the NFL draft?

    The Great RG3 Heist Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun He cost them three first-round picks and a second-round pick, but the Redskins got the biggest steal when they traded up to No. 2 to select quarterback Robert Griffin III. The Redskins — the Redskins!...
  • Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense

    Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense
    The Ravens’ front office has long been admired for its decision making during the draft, but Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta and Company also take great pride in the work that they do in the couple of hours following its conclusion. Offensive lineman...