OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ozzie Newsome’s final day as the main man in the Baltimore Ravens draft room is going to be a busy one.
After making five trades during the first two nights of the NFL draft, Newsome will bring it home Saturday with a whopping seven picks.
Baltimore has three selections in the fourth round, one in the fifth, two more in the sixth round and a single seventh-rounder.
”I’m excited that we have a chance to swing at a lot of pitches,” assistant GM Eric DeCosta said.
At least that’s how it stands now. There’s no telling what Newsome might try over the final four rounds in terms of moving up or moving down.
Newsome has been impressive working the board. In addition to getting a few more picks, he addressed immediate and future needs through the first two days.
After snagging quarterback Lamar Jackson and tight end Hayden Hurst in the first round, Newsome addressed a need on the offensive line Friday night by taking Orlando Brown Jr. at No. 83 before selecting tight end Mark Andews with the 86th overall pick.
The Ravens had a defense-heavy draft last year. This year, all four of their picks have been designed to enhance the offense.
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