Terrence Cody

Preston: Ozzie Newsome's final draft as Ravens general manager might usher in promising new era

Preston: Ozzie Newsome's final draft as Ravens general manager might usher in promising new era

In a few years, maybe Ozzie Newsome will ride off into the sunset like Clint Eastwood in one of those old Western movies.

The Ravens general manager will run his last NFL draft Thursday through Saturday, and if it is a good one, the positive ramifications will be felt for years.

Despite the Ravens having failed to make the playoffs in four of the past five years, they aren’t far away from being serious contenders if Newsome can draft one or two offensive playmakers.

Of course there won’t be a definitive answer about the direction of this team for several years until recent classes grade out, but the Ravens have some pieces in place. They have a good prospect to be a...

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