2020 Senior Bowl: Notes for Baltimore Ravens
After the first day of the 2020 Senior Bowl has come and gone, here’s some noteworthy points to take away for the Baltimore Ravens.
Every year the Reese’s Senior Bowl brings in the best of the best talent from college football and puts them into an NFL environment for the first time in their careers. The event has only grown in popularity over the last few years and is getting better each year. This year’s class looks to be a strong one, and the Baltimore Ravens, just like every other team, have popped up in Mobile, Alabama to do their fair share of research for the all-star game.
This is my third year out in Mobile and this looks like the best roster yet. I had the opportunity to sit in on Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy’s press conference as he welcomed us all and introduced us to Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and South Carolina defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw. Both are personable young men who have bright future’s ahead of them. Kinlaw could be a target for Baltimore in round one.
Day one of practices gave us quite a bit to chew on. I spent the majority of my day watching the wide receivers and defensive backs go at it, so my notes will be centered mostly around those positions.
Without further ado, here’s what I got for you so far:
- A couple players linked to the Baltimore Ravens via mock drafts were flagged during today’s physicals to include Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk had a breakout senior season and has been thought of as a day two selection with perhaps a chance to go round one.
- Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis will not be participating in the Senior Bowl. The reasons are unclear at this time, but his 2020 NFL Draft stock is in free fall after a lack of production the last two seasons.
- Terrell Lewis is a name to know for Ravens fans. The 6’5” 254-lbs. edge rusher from Alabama is a proven commodity who Baltimore could target at the end of round one. Lewis informed me that the Ravens were actually the first team he spoke with, giving us a lot of reason to believe he could be the team’s target on day one.
- A player I saw the Baltimore Ravens scouting staff taking a look at was Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis. Davis, standing at 6’2” 200-lbs., recorded 1,201 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 99 receptions over the last two seasons with the Aggies. His big-frame could be attractive to Baltimore, as the team needs help on the outside.
- A few wide receivers stood out on day one of Senior Bowl practices. USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. and Florida’s Van Jefferson had themselves strong afternoons against some good cornerbacks. Both of the University of Texas’ receivers Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay had good afternoons, as well.
- Corner may not be a huge need for Baltimore, but Pittsburgh’s Dane Jackson was sticky in coverage all day long. Jackson would bring some wonderful depth to a talented secondary.
That’s all I got for you guys for now. I’ll continue to keep you all posted throughout the week with anything and everything Baltimore Ravens related! Follow me on Twitter @RichieBradz36 And don’t miss anything I hear out in Mobile!