Looking back at current Ravens' past appearances at the NFL Scouting Combine over the years.
With the men in tights descending upon Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, it's fun to look back and see how current Ravens performed back in the day.
Success at the Combine can be an indication of good things to come in the NFL (and vice versa), but not always.
Have a look at some of the Ravens' results:
2003 – OLB Terrell Suggs
Suggs' 40-yard dash at the Combine gave some talent evaluators pause. He ran it in the dragging 4.8-second range. He had an average vertical jump (33 inches) and just 19 bench press reps of 225 pounds. The average is around 25 for defensive linemen. Suggs slid a little bit in the draft and was scooped up by the Ravens at pick No. 10. His speed hasn't proven to be a problem in the NFL.
2007 – S Eric Weddle
Weddle entered the Combine with a reputation as a hard-working leader and college playmaker. His overall athleticism was perhaps his biggest question mark. Weddle proved himself, posting the fifth-fastest 40-yard dash among safeties (4.48 seconds). He had the fourth-best three-cone drill at 6.78 seconds and third-best 20-yard shuttle (4.12 seconds).
2011 – CB Jimmy Smith
Smith was touted as a physical specimen and lived up to the hype. He was tied with the third-most bench press reps (27) at cornerback. Even with his large size for the position, he was tied for the seventh-fastest 40-yard dash (4.46).
2013 – DT Brandon Williams
Coming out of small-school Missouri Southern State, Williams elevated his stock by showing his strength. Williams was tied for the most bench press reps of anyone at the combine (38). He tied Indianapolis Colts defensive end Margus Hunt. Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 5.37 seconds.
2014 – LB C.J. Mosley
Surprisingly, Mosley wasn't among the top performing linebackers in any of the drills. He didn't run the 40-yard dash, which led to a lot of attention at his pro day (unofficial time of 4.65 seconds). His best events were the vertical and broad jump, but he was outside the top 10 in both.
2015 – TE Maxx Williams
The first tight end drafted in 2015, Williams was one of the fastest and most explosive. He had the third-fastest 40-yard dash at his position (4.78 seconds) and was fifth in vertical and broad jump. Williams didn't do as well on the bench, coming in at No. 17 reps. Now, after a major knee surgery, Williams makes more of name for himself as a strong blocker than receiver.
2016 – OT Ronnie Stanley
Stanley did not have the strongest Combine performance and was still drafted by the Ravens sixth-overall. Stanley fell outside of the top 15 offensive tackles in the 40-yard dash (5.20 seconds), three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He did not do the bench press. Stanley has since started every game he's played in, including 12 as a rookie, and was one of the league's best left tackles last season.
2016 – CB Tavon Young
Young measured in as the smallest player at the Combine in 2016 at 5-foot-9, 183 pounds. He had a big-time performance, however. Young had the fastest 20-yard shuttle (3.93 seconds) of anybody at any position. He was ninth among cornerbacks in the 40-yard dash (4.46 seconds) and third in the three-cone drill (6.80 seconds).
2016 – RB Kenneth Dixon
Dixon has shown quick feet, and he put them on display at the Combine. Dixon wasn't among the fastest running back in straight-line speed (4.58 seconds), but his three-cone drill was the third best (6.97 seconds), his 60-yard shuttle (11.5 seconds) was in the top five and his 20-yard shuttle (4.28 seconds) was in the top 10.
2016 – EDGE Matthew Judon
The small-school product from Grand Valley State showed he had the athleticism to hang with his peers. Judon tied for the fifth-most bench press reps (30) in his position group, which is particularly impressive because he worked out with the defensive linemen instead of linebackers. Interior linemen and bigger defensive ends typically put up more. Judon also had the fifth-fastest 40-yard dash (4.73 seconds) and fourth-highest vertical jump (35 inches).
2017 – CB Marlon Humphrey
A star track athlete at Alabama, Humphrey not surprisingly lit up the Combine. He posted a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, which was tied for the seventh-fastest among defensive backs and faster than all but four of wide receivers. He was also among his position group's top performers at broad jump (10 feet, five inches) and three-cone drill (6.75 seconds).
2018 – QB Lamar Jackson
Jackson did not participate in any of the field drills in Indianapolis, choosing only to throw as he continued to make a statement that he was a quarterback only.
2018 – TEs Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews
Hurst and Andrews were tied with the third-fastest 40-yard dash time among tight ends (4.67 seconds). Hurst finished fourth in broad jump, ninth in vertical and sixth in the shuttle while Andrews came just inside the top 10 in each category. Andrews had 17 bench press reps while Hurst did not participate in the drill.
2018 – OT Orlando Brown Jr.
Brown had perhaps the worst performance in Combine history. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.85 seconds – the slowest of any player at the event. He posted just 14 reps on the bench press. His vertical jump (19.5 inches) and broad jump (82 inches) were also dead last among all prospects.