Career: Started as a training camp intern with the Washington Redskins in 1995. Joined the Ravens in the team’s first year, 1996. He started in an entry-level position and then moved into the scouting department, eventually overseeing it. During his tenure as scouting director the Ravens drafted the following Pro Bowl players:
In 2012, DeCosta was promoted to assistant general manager. Since the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, DeCosta’s name has been associated with just about every GM position that has come open, but he has always resisted, instead staying and waiting as Newsome’s successor.