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 PhillyVoice.com.

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:

2015Carl DavisDT3Iowa
2015Za'Darius SmithOLB4Kentucky
2015Nick BoyleTE5Delaware
2015Robert MyersG5Tennessee State
2014Terrence BrooksS3Florida State
2014Crockett GillmoreTE3Colorado State
2014Brent UrbanDE4Virginia
2014Lorenzo TaliaferroRB4Coastal Carolina
2014Michael CampanaroWR7Wake Forest
2013Arthur BrownLB2Kansas State
2013Brandon WilliamsDT3Missouri Southern
2013John SimonLB4Ohio State
2013Kyle JuszczykFB4Harvard
2013Ricky WagnerG/T5Wisconsin
2013Aaron MelletteWR7Elon
2013Marc AnthonyCB7California
2012Courtney UpshawOLB2Alabama
2012Kelechi OsemeleT2Iowa State
2012Asa JacksonCB5Cal Poly
2011Pernell McPheeDE5Mississippi State
2011Anthony AllenRB7Georgia Tech
2010Terrence CodyDT2Alabama
2010Ed DicksonTE3Oregon

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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