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.
After day one of the annual NFL draft, the Ravens came away with one of college football’s top receivers even though he was small and far from the prototype. But on day two, the Ravens might have gotten better by adding edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson and receiver Miles Boykin, both third-round picks.
Ravens first-round pick Marquise Brown has always faced doubts because of his size. But his rare determination and scintillating speed pushed him past those questions to the top of the 2019 receiver class and a vital place in the future story of the Lamar Jackson-led Ravens.
The former Maryland assistant coaches who recruited and coached Darnell Savage Jr. saw qualities in him that led to his being picked No, 21 overall by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday.
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.
Darnell Savage Jr.’s rise from a relatively unknown three-star high school prospect reached a once hard-to-imagine peak when the undersized but lightning-fast safety was picked in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft Thursday night.
After decades of transforming the game of football both on and off the field, former Colt John Mackey was left with few retirement benefits, a dementia diagnosis and mounting bills. Today, his widow is fighting for NFL pension reform in his memory.
The 2019 NFL schedule came out last week and proved once again that it’s possible for a computer to be a New England Patriots fan. Plus, a look at the Orioles' historic rate of home runs allowed and the Ravens' options in the 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.
Former Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. went from being a three-star prospect out of high school to a second-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior last season and now is among the top players at his position heading into the 2019 NFL draft.
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.
Between the Pro Day and the NFL draft in late April, Ravens rookie Gus Edwards sought out Ken Munson, who owns Parisi Speed School in Staten Island, N.Y., to craft a training regimen to improve his speed and conditioning.
When Lamar Jackson was taken No. 32 overall in the draft this year, Ozzie Newsome acknowledged they were “building for the future” with the Heisman Trophy winner. But, he added, “In order for us to win this year, we need Joe Flacco.”