Greg Cosell talks Ravens’ draft philosophy with Nestor and Dennis Koulatsos

April 21, 2020 | WNST Audio

It was great catching up with Greg Cosell of NFL Films as he joined Nestor and Dennis Koulatsos to preview the Ravens’ needs and philosophy ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.

“Their offense is different than all other teams, and it will be interesting to see if other teams look at a player like Jalen Hurts for instance and think that they could possibly do the same thing,” Cosell said. “At the end of the day, the Ravens offense is built on Lamar Jackson as a runner, not as a ball distributor. The ball distribution element works off what they do with the run game that starts with the quarterback. They’re the only team in the NFL that does that.”

Dennis believes the Ravens have an advantage compared to most other teams in the NFL when it comes to their draft philosophy.

“They’ve always marched to the beat of their own drum and relied on their own scouts and sources,” Koulatsos said. “They identify their red star players, they don’t let the combine raise a players stock in their eyes. Like Greg, they’re much more into film study – what does a player do on the actual field. Now, they’ll downgrade him if he has a bad combine, but they value players much differently than most teams in the league.”

To hear Greg Cosell’s full conversation with Nestor and Dennis, listen here: