The Ravens’ 2013 draft class went through their official NFL orientation the past four days, as they were in Ohio for the NFL Rookie Symposium.
The event is for all drafted rookies based on four principles, according to its website: NFL history, total wellness, experience and professionalism.
The symposium includes presentations, videos, and workshops focused on these principles as well as other topics, including player health and safety, decision making, mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence prevention, non-discrimination, and maintaining positive relationships.
The league brings in guest speakers and former players, including Adam “Pacman” Jones, Terry “Tank” Johnson, Troy Vincent and Brian Dawkins.
The orientation concluded with a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Some of the Ravens rookies tweeted about their experience along the way. Here’s what they had to say:
Marc Anthony(@May_Deuce) June 26, 2013
Kapron Lewis-Moore(@KLM_89) June 26, 2013
Just arrived at the pro football hall of fame and the first person I meet is a ND alum class of '73! And he had the ND tie on! #Alumni— Kapron Lewis-Moore (@KLM_89) June 26, 2013
S/O to that man @BrianDawkins though, he definitely set the bar, tune in ya heard..!— Matthew Elam (@ElamVsElo) June 26, 2013
Aaron Mellette(@A_Mellette3) June 26, 2013
Learning from my past...so I can have a better future— Kapron Lewis-Moore (@KLM_89) June 25, 2013
Success is not a destination...it's a continuous journey. #RookieSymposium— Marc Anthony (@May_Deuce) June 25, 2013
Play60 with young ones was GREAT, I was tryna make all of em dance..! #RookieSymposium— Matthew Elam (@ElamVsElo) June 25, 2013
Kyle Juszczyk(@JuiceCheck44) June 25, 2013
I have learned so much in two days I'm a better Man already..! #RookieSymposium— Matthew Elam (@ElamVsElo) June 25, 2013