John Harbaugh’s team is looking to rebound from a last-place finish, the first for the franchise since 2007. The Ravens lost their share of players in free agency but also parted ways with wide receivers Myles Boykin and Marquise Brown – the latter dealt to Arizona during the draft.
General manager Eric DeCosta came up big during the three-day process, adding safety Kyle Hamilton, center Tyler Linderbaum and defensive tackle Travis Jones.
It wasn’t long ago that the Birds owned three first-round draft choices. But by Saturday night, the team wound up selecting a total of five players while adding star wide receiver A.J. Brown in a trade with the Titans.
Nick Sirianni’s defensive unit now has a pair of former Bulldogs in interior presence Jordan Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean, the latter slipping to the third round. Pass-rusher Hasson Riddick (Panthers) was an excellent free-agent addition.
With some salary cap room for the first time in memory, the Steelers were busy this offseason. Five-year veteran Mitch Trubisky, linebacker Myles Jack and offensive linemen Mason Cole and James Daniels headline the pickups.
And in what was general manager Kevin Colbert’s final draft with the organization, the club used its first-round pick on quarterback Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh) and added wide receivers George Pickens and Calvin Austin III.