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After decades under Ozzie Newsome's wing, Eric DeCosta happy he never left Ravens' nest

After decades under Ozzie Newsome's wing, Eric DeCosta happy he never left Ravens' nest

Over two decades, two Super Bowl wins and two head coaches ago, Eric DeCosta was at the NFL scouting combine for the first time, insecure. Here he was in Indianapolis, a scouting intern for a nascent Ravens franchise, hair still on his head but not a clue where to sit in the stands.

DeCosta recalled wandering “aimlessly,” looking for a place to plop down, until his eyes met those of Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens’ personnel chief. Newsome waved to him and told him to come sit with him, with the head coaches and the general managers who were doing what DeCosta one day hoped to. For the next 23 years, DeCosta said, he sat with Newsome at the combine, learning all he could by his side,...

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