Over the years,
The Ravens believe that if they simply drafted strictly for need they would wind up missing out on more talented players. Newsome is the architect of two
Now that the Ravens are adding former
The Ravens have been linked to several inside linebackers for their first-round draft pick, including Notre Dame's
The Ravens may still need to address the position via the draft because star inside linebacker
"You’re getting an inside ‘backer who’s relatively young with ability," Mel Kiper Jr. said during a conference call. "There’s been several Alabama players to come through this program over the years, from Le’Ron McClain to
"[Inside linebacker] is a big hole. Obviously it's a key need area for them still at inside linebacker. They need one, maybe two, but it allows them to not have to force something if there's not a player there. They can pretty much not have to worry about saying, 'We have to have this need filled via the draft.'"