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 2020 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:
2010 – S Earl Thomas
Thomas was battling with Tennessee's Eric Berry to be the top safety in his class. Thomas bested him in the 40-yard dash, running it in 4.43 seconds to Berry's 4.47. It was great speed to go along with the ball hawking skills Thomas displayed at Texas.
2011 – CB Jimmy Smith
Smith was touted as a superior physical specimen and lived up to the hype. He tied for the third-most bench press reps (27) among cornerbacks. Even with his large size for the position, he tied for the seventh-fastest 40-yard dash (4.46).
2011 – RB Mark Ingram II
Ingram won the Heisman Trophy and was considered one of the most polished running back prospects in a while, but his Combine didn't help. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds and didn't place among the top 15 running backs in any of the major events. Yet he was still drafted in the first round and is now a three-time Pro Bowler.
2012 – QB Robert Griffin III
There was a ton of intrigue surrounding Griffin after his Heisman campaign at Baylor, and he more than delivered at the Combine. Griffin blazed the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds. It's still the second-fastest time by a quarterback since 2006. Griffin also topped the class in the vertical jump (39 inches). He charmed reporters with his professionalism in his media session. Griffin ended up going No. 2 overall in the Draft, just behind Andrew Luck, who also had an impressive Combine showing.
2013 – DT Brandon Williams
Coming out of small-school Missouri Southern State, Williams elevated his stock by showing his strength. Williams 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.
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 become arguably the league's best left tackle and went to his first Pro Bowl this year.
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 – 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 was 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 tied for the seventh-fastest among defensive backs and was faster than all but four wide receivers. He was also among his position group's top performers at the 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. The decision made a lot of waves at the time, but evaluators already knew he was fast. Jackson later said a scout for the San Diego Chargers asked if he was going to work out as a wide receiver. The Ravens only saw him as a quarterback.
2018 – TEs Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews
Hurst and Andrews tied for the third-fastest 40-yard dash time among tight ends (4.67 seconds). Hurst finished fourth in the 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 one of the worst performances 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. After becoming a starter in Year 1 and Pro Bowler in Year 2, Brown is now the poster boy for why teams shouldn't put too much stock into Combine performances.
2019 – WR Miles Boykin
Marquise Brown didn't perform at the Combine because he was recovering from foot surgery, but his future teammate absolutely blew it up. Boykin is one of the biggest Combine "freaks" on record. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, he ran a blazing 40-yard dash at 4.42 seconds, tied for the highest vertical jump (43.5 inches), finished second in the broad jump (11 feet, eight inches) and ranked first in the three-cone drill (6.77 seconds).
2019 – RB Justice Hill
Hill was another Combine star, as he was the fastest running back in his class with a 40-yard dash of 4.40 seconds. He also took first place in the vertical jump (40 inches), and broad jump (10 feet, 10 inches).
2019 – QB Trace McSorley
McSorley was the fastest quarterback in last year's class with a 40-yard dash time of 4.57 seconds. McSorley certainly proved that he could be a threat to run, as he frequently did in college. It also showed he might add value on special teams.