Ravens Love Senior Bowlers, And This Year's Rosters Are Stacked


Baltimore's top talent evaluators will be looking at future Ravens in Mobile, Ala., this week.

The Senior Bowl has become a marquee event of the pre-draft process, and the Ravens have shown they find it to be highly valuable. Since 2010, no team has drafted more Senior Bowlers than Baltimore.

Last year, three of the Ravens' seven draft picks took part in the Senior Bowl: second-round outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, third-round defensive end Chris Wormley and fourth-round guard Nico Siragusa.

The Ravens have now taken 31 players from the annual all-star game in the past eight drafts. The Philadelphia Eagles have picked the second most (29).

Over the years, the Ravens have found such stars as quarterback Joe Flacco (2008), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (2011), tackle/guard Kelechi Osemele (2012) and Brandon Williams, tackle Rick Wagner and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (2013).

This year, Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage has recruited one of the most talented groups yet, with lots of  potential at the offensive skills positions Baltimore will be eying.

The quarterbacks group is loaded, including potential first-overall pick Josh Allen (Wyoming) and Heisman Trophy Winner Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma).

At wide receiver, there's two of the draft's top talents in Oklahoma State teammates James Washington and Marcell Ateman. Washington was the 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner, given to the top wide receiver in college football.

Two of the best tight ends in South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert and Penn State's Mike Gesicki will both be in attendance. Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O'Neill, who ESPN's Mel Kiper projected to the Ravens at No. 16 in his first mock draft, will play.

Among the top defensive talent is Texas-San Antonio edge rusher Marcus Davenport and outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin. Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce's little brother, Citadel inside linebacker Myles Pierce, is on the North team.

Stay tuned throughout the week for practice reports and players who may fit the Ravens.

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