Baltimore Ravens: 3 Tricks, 3 treats of the 2019 season
Treat number 3: A strong start for Eric DeCosta
With his first draft pick as the Baltimore Ravens general manager, Eric DeCosta made the right selection. Marquise Brown has played like a superstar at times this season and despite injury concerns he’s such a sign of hope moving forward. DeCosta signed a couple of big free agents in Mark Ingram and Earl Thomas III. He’s made sensible contract extensions for Tavon Young, Nick Boyle and Willie Snead. The best move of all though, was trading for Marcus Peters.
The Ravens wouldn’t be as scary of a team without the addition of Peters. They may not have pulled off the big win against the Seattle Seahawks without that trade. The Ravens also got a big boost from the in season pick ups of Josh Bynes, Jihad Ward and L.J. Fort. Fort in particular played incredibly well against the Seahawks. There hasn’t been one move that DeCosta has made that was unreasonable or unnecessary. Everything he has done has helped the team.
He had a strong first draft class, a good free agency haul and good in season moves. This start for DeCosta is as good as he could have hoped for. Ozzie Newsome was a great general manager. It may be the biggest treat for the Ravens that DeCosta is already doing things at a Newsome worthy level.