Instead of running his own football team in another
DeCosta has repeatedly declined past job overtures from other organizations, including the
"It's a relationship business," DeCosta told The Baltimore Sun on Thursday at the NFL scouting combine at
"We have a great team of guys who have their roles whether it's
The Ravens currently have seven draft picks, one in each round, and anticipate obtaining more through the awarding of compensatory draft selections next month.
Although the Ravens own the last pick of the first round due to their status as
"We think we have a really good chance to get some quality players," DeCosta said. "We think it's a strong draft. We like the way the draft is set up positionally for us. We think we could come out of this thing with some legitimate players to help us moveforward and be a successful team next year.
"On the defensive line, we think it's stacked in the first round and second round with players who
can help us. We're excited about that. Anytime you have a chance to take a quality defensive lineman, you have to consider it."
DeCosta indicated that the Ravens believe strongly in their ability to replenish the roster with talent to try to remain on top after winning the
"We have faith in the process of scouting players, pushing ourselves, pushing our scouts to get all the information about these players, evaluating players, getting a sense for who these players are and then our coaches really working hard to know these players," DeCosta said. "It's a challenge. You feel like everybody else is gunning for you. You want to do the best job you can. You don't want to rest on your laurels.
"You want to push yourself to be back again next year. Anyone who works in this business is competitive. You want to win. That's why you do what you do. You want to win. Everything we do is geared toward getting that accomplishment as much as possible."