The Baltimore Ravens are widely regarded as one of the best teams when it comes to nailing the NFL Draft, and the premier event in the buildup to draft day is the NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place in Indianapolis from Feb. 22 to 25. General manager Ozzie Newsome—like all other GMs—has a list of things that he’ll be intensely focused on during the showcase.
A prospect’s performance during the college season is the biggest factor in his draft grade, but the NFL is composed of some of the best athletes in the world. For a young player to make an impact and possess staying power at the next level, he needs to boast enough speed, strength and agility to match up with his peers.
The most anticipated event of the combine is the 40-yard dash and other events that give us a player’s measurables. But don’t discount the value of the positional drills that are designed to test the most important skills necessary to play any position.
These are some of the positions and drills the Ravens' scouting department will be watching in Indianapolis.
Note: For videos breaking down each drill, check out NFL.com’s official Combine page