7. A collaborative group is dealing with the departure of Joe Hortiz.

This will likely be DeCosta’s first draft as normal supervisor with out former Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz, who’s now the Chargers’ GM. DeCosta stated it feels completely different not having Hortiz by his aspect, however a proficient group stays in place to maintain the pre-draft course of operating easily.

“It’s been a change for me, undoubtedly,” DeCosta stated. “I miss Joe, I miss his persona. Joe’s an incredible evaluator. Great instincts. In saying that, we have got different guys that excel at that as properly. (Head Coach) John (Harbaugh) is a superb evaluator. (Executive Vice-President) Ozzie Newsome’s a Hall of Fame evaluator. (Director of Player Personnel) George Kokinis, (Director of College Scouting) David Blackburn, our coaches do an incredible job. We undoubtedly have guys who can decide up the slack.”

8. A smaller pool of draftable gamers will increase the chance that Baltimore will commerce a late-round decide.

The Ravens will likely be just about accomplished stacking their board by the tip of the week and have fewer gamers rated as draft worthy than they did final yr. That may make it extra enticing for them to commerce a decide on Day 3 in change for the next decide in 2025.

“Because of COVID partly and NIL, this complete draft panorama has modified,” DeCosta stated. “There’s much less gamers within the draft this yr. There’s much less draftable gamers, much less underclassmen. We’ve talked in regards to the concept of attending to the later rounds of the draft, if there’s no person there that you just covet, probably buying and selling that decide for a greater decide.”

DeCosta revealed that Owner Steve Bisciotti is a fan of this sort of transfer.

9. Malik Cunningham’s position as a quarterback/vast receiver has but to be decided.

Josh Johnson has been re-signed because the No. 2 quarterback behind Jackson, whereas Harbaugh stated Malik Cunningham’s position as a possible quarterback/vast receiver would proceed to be evaluated.

“I feel that continues to be to be seen,” Harbaugh stated. “We’re going to check out him and see how he does. He’s undoubtedly developmental as a quarterback. He’s developmental as a large receiver, too. But he is athlete. He’s individual. He’s a aggressive man, he needs to do properly.”

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10. Ravens ready to get Jackson’s favorites at vast receiver.

DeCosta did not rule out taking a large receiver within the first spherical once more, however he additionally stated it is one of many deepest positions on this yr’s class.

Shortly after the season ended, the Ravens spoke with Jackson about the kind of receiver he wish to add to the staff this offseason. Now Jackson has been tasked with a pair assignments to offer extra specifics on gamers he likes.

“He appears to be like at guys on tape. Lamar has by no means been shy about sharing his opinion about draft picks or free brokers,” Harbaugh stated. “He hasn’t weighed in fairly but, however he’ll.”