The Ravens are the owners of that final first-round pick this year. The Ravens always think big at this time of year but their focus is not on finding the next Darrell Green. It's on restocking a roster that lost a number of key players from the team that beat the San Francisco 49ers 2 1/2 months ago to win Super Bowl XLVII.
Instead of delivering touchdown passes, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player handed out ice cream sundaes. Admittedly, Flacco did so with much less confidence than he normally displays in the Ravens' backfield.
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 and plan for 2013 and beyond.
The Ravens enter next week's draft with a total of 12 selections, including multiple picks in every round from the fourth to the seventh. As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens will have to wait until the 32nd overall pick Thursday before they are on the clock for the first time. However, DeCosta sees plenty of options and plenty of good players that figure to be available when the Ravens make their first pick.
The Ravens traded away Anquan Boldin last month because the veteran wide receiver's production didn¿t match his salary cap hit, but they might have eyes for a draft prospect who has drawn comparisons to Boldin.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Chris Worthington, who blogs about the Ravens for the Baltimore Sports and Life blog.
You probably shouldn't judge an offseason until, well, it is over. The Baltimore Ravens reminded everyone of that on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a deal with former Denver Broncos pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.
If you're trying to figure out exactly what motivated all-time Ravens safety Ed Reed to jump off the Super Bowl bandwagon and sign with the Houston Texans, you should probably consider some other hobby.
The departure of Anquan Boldin in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick will trigger Torrey Smith stepping to the forefront as a more pivotal figure in the Ravens' offense designate as their top receiver.
The most debated move the Baltimore Ravens made this offseason was the trade of wide receiver Anquan Boldin. How will they replace his production? Ravens coach John Harbaugh shed light on that Tuesday.
Jacoby Jones is due a $3 million base salary and carries a $4.9 million salary-cap figure in the final year of his two-year, $7 million maximum value contract. That includes $500,000 escalator clause that hinges on Jones' reception totals.
Brian Billick was the head coach of the Ravens the last time the team had a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions so we were interested to hear his thoughts on what the Ravens are doing the second time around.
While team officials have yet to comment on Pollard's release, it continues a trend of offseason activity that has the Ravens' roster — particularly on the defensive side — getting younger, thinner, quieter and in some cases, cheaper.