The Baltimore Ravens have increased their attention to scouting players from small schools in order to improve their edge in the NFL Draft.
“For a long time we didn’t draft any small school guys, or a very, very few,” Ravens Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta said. “In the last couple of years we have drafted more. I think one of the reasons is because we really draft best available player.”
The Ravens selected defensive tackle Brandon Williams out of Missouri Southern State with the 94th overall pick, while also taking players from Harvard, Colorado State-Pueblo and Elon in later rounds.
“I think scouting, in general, has gotten better across the league. It has forced us to adapt,” DeCosta said.