Ravens executive vice president and general manager Eric DeCosta, who recently completed his first draft as GM, announced several adjustments to the team’s personnel/scouting department Thursday, while the team revealed Ozzie Newsome’s official title.
As the Ravens set out during this weekend’s NFL draft to give Jackson weapons, their methodology on offense became clear over six rounds and eight selections: They were not just trying to build the team around Jackson. They were trying to build something like a track team for him, too.
As I was sitting there watching the melee unfold in front of me, I thought about what it would be like to coach a team where I could hand pick each of the players at the top of their game and put together the team that I wanted from a huge player pool.
General manager Eric DeCosta made a bold move by picking Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown in the first round, but with top defensive prospects still available and questions about Brown's size and fit in the Ravens offense, the selection raises some concerns.
Miles Taylor’s celebrity status keeps growing. The 2013 Westminster High School graduate, who was born with cerebral palsy and gained recent fame from a video of him deadlifting 200 pounds, will announce a third-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens at the 2019 NFL Draft.
For the first time in Ravens history, Ozzie Newsome won't run the team's draft room this year. But his picks have been essential to the team's identity, and his counsel will continue to inform the moves of current general manager Eric DeCosta.
We begin our preview of the Ravens' draft possibilities with a look at the interior offensive line, where they need a young starter and where the 2019 class features an array of appealing first-round targets.
Ever since the Ravens moved to Baltimore from Cleveland in 1996, Eric DeCosta has been in the shadows of either head coaches or general managers. Now, it’s his time to step into the spotlight and under the microscope.
Instead of caving in to some public sentiment after the first days teams could negotiate with free agents, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta waited until the high money was invested into the so-called top unrestricted free agents and then walked away with one of the best safeties in the NFL.
The Ravens have lost several of their starting unrestricted free agents on defense, but there’s no reason for any alarm. The players the Ravens have lost so far this offseason were either too old or simply not good enough to merit multiyear, lucrative contracts.
With the loss of C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and others, the Ravens will have to rebuild their defense in a hurry and Baltimore will have to brace for a serious star-power shortage from both of its major professional teams.