With the Ravens looking to pull off an upset and find a mid-round gem in this year's NFL Draft, they found just the people for inspiration.
UMBC men's basketball coach Ryan Odom (and potentially his team) will announce the Ravens' fourth-round pick (No. 118 overall) next Saturday on Day 3 of the draft.
To top it off, Odom will do it from aboard the historic USS Constellation in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where the Ravens will be holding Draft Fest for fans from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Retrievers made history about a month ago when they became the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in NCAA history. In arguably the greatest tournament upset ever, UMBC routed Virginia, 74-54.
Head Coach John Harbaugh and the Ravens were among many who celebrated the local college’s win.
Ravens Hall of Fame offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and high school football all-stars will also announce Baltimore's Day 3 picks from the USS Constellation. With each pick, the historic ship will fire off its cannons.
Last year, the Ravens selected guard Nico Siragusa in the fourth round. Baltimore's best fourth-round picks include Pro Bowl fullback Kyle Juszczyk (2013), tight end Dennis Pitta (2010), center Jason Brown (2005), linebacker Jarret Johnson (2003), linebacker Edgerton Hartwell (2001), wide receiver Brandon Stokley (1999) and offensive lineman Edwin Mulitalo (1999).