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Ravens Have Drafted Second-Most Senior Bowl Players In League


There's a good chance the Ravens will watch half of their 2016 draft picks compete this week.

That's how important the Senior Bowl has become.

Four of the Ravens' nine draft picks last year attended the annual event in Mobile, Ala. In 2014, five of the Baltimore's nine selections were Senior Bowlers. In 2013, seven of 10 picks attended. Clearly, there's a trend.

Add them all up since 2010, and Baltimore brass has selected a whopping 23 players from the annual all-star game. That's more than almost every other NFL franchise. Only the Eagles have drafted more Senior Bowl attendees (24) than the Ravens since 2010, according to

After selecting defensive tackle Carl Davis last April, Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta underscored the importance of the Senior Bowl, which is run by former Ravens Director of Player Personnel and Cleveland Browns General Manager Phil Savage.

"Carl Davis is a guy that dominated at the Senior Bowl," DeCosta said. "And I think a lot of scouts will agree that if you go down to Mobile and dominate for the week and play extremely well in the game, that's a really good sign. And guys that do that, we think have the skills to play at a high level in the NFL."

Here are the 23 former Senior Bowl attendees who were drafted by the Ravens:

   2015 Carl Davis DT 3 Iowa
   2015 Za'Darius Smith OLB 4 Kentucky
   2015 Nick Boyle TE 5 Delaware
   2015 Robert Myers G 5 Tennessee State
   2014 Terrence Brooks S 3 Florida State
   2014 Crockett Gillmore TE 3 Colorado State
   2014 Brent Urban DE 4 Virginia
   2014 Lorenzo Taliaferro RB 4 Coastal Carolina
   2014 Michael Campanaro WR 7 Wake Forest
   2013 Arthur Brown LB 2 Kansas State
   2013 Brandon Williams DT 3 Missouri Southern
   2013 John Simon LB 4 Ohio State
   2013 Kyle Juszczyk FB 4 Harvard
   2013 Ricky Wagner G/T 5 Wisconsin
   2013 Aaron Mellette WR 7 Elon
   2013 Marc Anthony CB 7 California
   2012 Courtney Upshaw OLB 2 Alabama
   2012 Kelechi Osemele T 2 Iowa State
   2012 Asa Jackson CB 5 Cal Poly
   2011 Pernell McPhee DE 5 Mississippi State
   2011 Anthony Allen RB 7 Georgia Tech
   2010 Terrence Cody DT 2 Alabama
   2010 Ed Dickson TE 3 Oregon

We will be in attendance for the week's activities in Mobile, including the North and South practices Tuesday-Thursday and Media Night on Tuesday.  We will bring you all the latest information on draft prospects, and who could be the best fit for the Ravens.

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