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Drew Wilkins

Outside Linebackers Coach

College: Maryland

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

Experience: 12 years


Drew Wilkins, who is in his 12th season with the Ravens and his second as outside linebackers coach, has helped effectively guide Baltimore pass rushers over the last several years. In 2020, the Ravens allowed the NFL's second-fewest points per game (18.9) and produced the No. 2 third-down defense (34.0%), also registering a league-high 25 FFs. The 2019 Ravens produced a franchise-best 14-2 record, winning a second-straight AFC North title. Baltimore allowed the NFL's third-fewest points (17.6) and fourth-fewest net yards (300.6) per game. The Ravens notched the league's No. 5 run "D" (93.4 ypg) and were No. 6 vs. the pass (207.2 ypg). In 2018, the Ravens were the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense, allowing an NFL-best 292.9 yards per game. Baltimore also permitted the league's second-fewest points per game (17.9). Baltimore was also among the best in other key defensive categories in 2018, including ranking third in third-down defense (34.1%), fourth in rushing yards allowed (82.9 ypg) and fifth in passing yards permitted (210.0 ypg). The Ravens' 80.6 defensive passer rating stood second, only behind the Bears' 72.9 mark. In 2017, Wilkins worked with a defensive unit that led the league in both takeaways (34) and INTs (22). He also helped mentor OLB Matthew Judon, who had a breakout season by leading the team in tackles for loss (17) and ranking second in sacks (8). In 2016, Wilkins worked with a defense that ranked fifth against the run (89.4 ypg) and finished seventh overall (322.1 ypg). Wilkins, who spent three seasons (2014-16) as a defensive assistant, was responsible for weekly production of the defensive playbook, scouting reports, film breakdown and assisting with the development of the defensive line in practice. He worked closely with former Ravens OLB Elvis Dumervil, who posted 35.5 sacks in his four years in Baltimore, including a franchise-record 17 sacks in 2014. Prior to joining the Ravens, Wilkins worked as a student assistant while attending the University of Maryland.