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David Blackburn
West Area Scout
College:
DePauw
Hometown:
Indianpolis, IN
Experience:
6

Biography

David Blackburn, who has been with the Ravens since 2007, was named an area scout following the 2012 NFL Draft. In his fourth year as the team’s West area scout, Blackburn covers schools from the Pac-12, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Big Sky conferences. Like other Ravens’ personnel staff, Blackburn also cross-checks players from other scouting areas, evaluating, viewing tape and ranking those prospects considered “draftable” by the Ravens.

— Highlights —

2007-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Baltimore drafted OLB Kamalei Correa (Boise St.) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (BYU) in the second and third rounds. 2014-15: Ravens selected TE Crocket Gillmore (Colorado State, 2014) and RB Javorius Allen (USC, 2015) from Blackburn’s focus area. 2013: Named West area scout. 2012: Named an area scout following the draft. 2007-11: After joining the team as a player personnel assistant in 2007, Blackburn served a number of roles within the team’s scouting department, including preparing advance scouting reports of upcoming opponents, analyzing free agent prospects for pro personnel, scouting draftable collegiate players at multiple schools and helping coordinate in-season free agent player workouts/visits.

2006: (with Butler University) Graduate assistant coach for the defensive backs.

— College —

Graduated from DePauw with a degree in economics and minor in history in 2004...Was a four-year starter and captain (senior year) at cornerback for the Tigers, becoming the school’s only four-time All-SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) selection…In 2005, David was named to the SCAC’s 15th Anniversary Football Team.

 

— Personal —

Earned a spot in the Management Fellows Program for business and entrepreneurship at DePauw...Was a captain at safety for Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN) HS…Ben Davis was undefeated (15-0) and won the 5A State Championship during Blackburn’s senior year...Also played baseball (four years) and basketball (two years) in high school...David and his wife, Kishia, live in Phoenix, AZ.

David Blackburn, who has been with the Ravens since 2007, was named an area scout following the 2012 NFL Draft. In his fourth year as the team’s West area scout, Blackburn covers schools from the Pac-12, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Big Sky conferences. Like other Ravens’ personnel staff, Blackburn also cross-checks players from other scouting areas, evaluating, viewing tape and ranking those prospects considered “draftable” by the Ravens.

— Highlights —

2007-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Baltimore drafted OLB Kamalei Correa (Boise St.) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (BYU) in the second and third rounds. 2014-15: Ravens selected TE Crocket Gillmore (Colorado State, 2014) and RB Javorius Allen (USC, 2015) from Blackburn’s focus area. 2013: Named West area scout. 2012: Named an area scout following the draft. 2007-11: After joining the team as a player personnel assistant in 2007, Blackburn served a number of roles within the team’s scouting department, including preparing advance scouting reports of upcoming opponents, analyzing free agent prospects for pro personnel, scouting draftable collegiate players at multiple schools and helping coordinate in-season free agent player workouts/visits.

2006: (with Butler University) Graduate assistant coach for the defensive backs.

— College —

Graduated from DePauw with a degree in economics and minor in history in 2004...Was a four-year starter and captain (senior year) at cornerback for the Tigers, becoming the school’s only four-time All-SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) selection…In 2005, David was named to the SCAC’s 15th Anniversary Football Team.

 

— Personal —

Earned a spot in the Management Fellows Program for business and entrepreneurship at DePauw...Was a captain at safety for Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN) HS…Ben Davis was undefeated (15-0) and won the 5A State Championship during Blackburn’s senior year...Also played baseball (four years) and basketball (two years) in high school...David and his wife, Kishia, live in Phoenix, AZ.

 
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