The NFL Draft is just around the corner and that means teams are hammering out their final big boards to follow once the action starts to go down this Thursday. One of the things that has been said about this class is that it’s incredibly deep and that’s been reflected in numerous ways so far in the scouting process.
Up in Baltimore, the ravens have an extra 40 players on their draft board, as Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta noted this week.
“Certainly we won’t be picking (all) those guys, but our scouts have deemed those guys as draftable,” DeCosta said, via Bo Smolka of CSNBaltimore.com. “That tells me that if we’re doing our jobs, we should do a really nice job in undrafted free agency.”
This doesn’t mean that the Ravens will be trading around the draft, in fact it means the opposite. If the team has 180 names on their board, the chances of them finding the players they want over the course of seven rounds is pretty high and the chances of the Ravens hitting it big on a late round sleeper seems high.