It was nearly five years ago, and the Ravens were giving serious consideration to drafting towering Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco.
Flacco had come highly recommended by Northeast area scout Joe Douglas, a former center at the University of Richmond who's now the Ravens' national scout.
So, the Ravens sent a big delegation to the Delaware campus to check out the 6-foot-6, 245-pound New Jersey native. That included coach John Harbaugh, then-offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, general manager Ozzie Newsome and scouting executive Eric DeCosta and other staffers.
During that private workout, which didn't stay private for long, the Ravens came away convinced that Flacco had...