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  • Ravens make offensive pick in fourth round, wrap up draft with defensive depth

    Ravens make offensive pick in fourth round, wrap up draft with defensive depth
    When the three-day NFL draft was finally nearing its end and the Ravens had made the last of their 10 selections, general manager Ozzie Newsome headed downstairs and ticked off all the things that the front office had just accomplished. They had...
  • Ravens again show confidence in drafting small-school players

    Ravens again show confidence in drafting small-school players
    Growing up in the farming community of Fort Morgan, Colo., Ravens rookie offensive lineman Ryan Jensen would never have been mistaken for a future NFL draft pick. Although his older brother, Seth, had played defensive tackle at Nebraska, Jensen...
  • No trade-up, no Arthur Brown for Ravens in draft?

    No trade-up, no Arthur Brown for Ravens in draft?
    As the second round of the 2013 NFL draft wound down Friday night, the Ravens traded a pair of draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks in order to move up six spots and draft Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown. “We started to sweat a little...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens' draft class

    What they're saying about the Ravens' draft class
    Here is what five national NFL analysts are saying about how the Ravens did in the 2013 NFL draft. --- Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN gave the Ravens an A-minus grade and said they did a good job addressing needs. “The Ravens needed to come out of this...
  • The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line

    The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line
    Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out,...
  • Ravens rookie Brandon Williams turned a challenging job into training ground

    Ravens rookie Brandon Williams turned a challenging job into training ground
    The grind of being an NFL nose guard is embraced by Ravens rookie Brandon Williams, a heavyweight defensive lineman accustomed to dirty work and life's hardships. Before emerging as a draft sleeper from Division II Missouri Southern, Williams spent last...
  • McClain pleads guilty to window tint violation, false information charge dismissed

    McClain pleads guilty to window tint violation, false information charge dismissed
    Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain, who was originally scheduled to be at the City of Decatur (Ala.) Municipal Court tomorrow, has pleaded guilty to a window tint violation stemming from his arrest in January following a traffic stop. In exchange, the city...
  • DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver

    DeCosta says Ravens haven't ruled out finding another wide receiver
    Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how...
  • Newsome undaunted by roster turnover, focusing on plan in place

    Newsome undaunted by roster turnover, focusing on plan in place
    The conversations didn’t just start in the aftermath of the Ravens’ victory in Super Bowl XLVII. They actually began four months earlier when Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, owner Steve Bisciotti and coach John Harbaugh started to meet...
  • Thoughts on three possible Ravens position swaps

    Thoughts on three possible Ravens position swaps
    Each spring, as a courtesy to local media and the team’s curious fan base, the Ravens hold a pre-draft press conference in which they publicly claim to like pretty much every single NFL prospect they are asked about. (A fictional example: “...
  • Ravens' Eric DeCosta rooting for Maryland draft prospect Kenneth Tate

    Ravens' Eric DeCosta rooting for Maryland draft prospect Kenneth Tate
    The football talent of former Maryland standout Kenneth Tate has never been in question. It's the health of the former All-Atlantic Coast Conference safety that's the primary obstacle as he makes his bid for the NFL draft. Specifically, the...
  • Ravens hope to follow historical trend and find value with 32nd selection

    Ravens hope to follow historical trend and find value with 32nd selection
    Three months after winning their first Super Bowl in 1983, the Washington Redskins received another reward. With the 28th and final selection in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft, and one pick after the Miami Dolphins grabbed a strong-armed...