5 draft prospects the Ravens have met with at the NFL Combine

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The Baltimore Ravens have begun the process of meeting with prospects at this year’s NFL Combine. And while the vast majority of meetings will go unreported, we do have some confirmation on a few prospects the team has already met with.

Some of the players on this list could be targets of the Ravens come next month’s draft. Others might be out of their range or just not entirely on the team’s radar.

Either way, teams always benefit from the knowledge they gain while visiting prospects. That knowledge could go a long way come April.

Let’s take a look at five prospects the Ravens have already met with this draft season.

1. The Ravens have met with: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

Perhaps the most high-profile player the Ravens have met with this week is Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal. Seen by many as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the entire draft, Neal likely isn’t someone the Ravens will be able to target.

A true powerhouse of an offensive tackle prospect, Neal excelled at Alabama establishing himself as one of the best players in the entire country. He’s widely viewed as a top-five pick and it’s nearly impossible to imagine a scenario where he falls all the way to 14.

The only chance the Ravens would have at Neal would be if they were to trade up, but they’d have to pay a hefty premium for that. In all likelihood, this is simply the Ravens doing their due diligence.

But if for some reason Neal starts to slip, perhaps general manager Eric DeCosta could look to move up to secure a player who could become a long-term stalwart on their offensive line.