A few weeks ago I was able to get my first taste of the NFL Draft as a member of the Ravens.
It was one of the most memorable and enjoyable weekends I’ve had since joining the team about six months ago. We worked long hours in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment, but that’s part of the fun for anyone who wants to enter the sports media business.
In addition to working hard on draft weekend, we also logged some long hours in the buildup to the draft, trying to satisfy fans’ insatiable appetite for any kind of draft content we could provide.
Part of the material we put together around draft weekend was a series of sit-down interviews with four people who essential run the Ravens’ draft. We talked with General Manager Ozzie Newsome, Head Coach John Harbaugh, Director of Player Personnel Eric DeCosta and Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz.
Even though they were guarded in the information they provided (everyone in the NFL is that way), they still gave some valuable insights during one of the most important times of the year for the organization.
Here’s a look at all four of the interviews.