The Baltimore Ravens are likely going to be taking on a lot of change this offseason.
Ozzie Newsome’s time as the team’s general manager is over, and they are moving on to the Eric DeCosta era after many years of speculation he might leave for a general manager position elsewhere.
This is the succession plan they have had in place, but DeCosta likely didn’t envision parting with John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco as one of his first orders of business as the new GM.
Those things haven’t happened yet, but most people expect them to.
The Ravens drafted Lamar Jackson in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, and that wasn’t just a favor to a tremendous college player. He’s the future of the organization at the position, and Flacco will likely be let go to free up a bunch of cap space.
Though Newsome is not going to be making the selections, the Ravens can keep some of his tactics in place by selecting Mack Wilson in round one to pair with C.J. Mosley. It feels like the Ravens are a shoe-in every year to take at least a couple of Alabama players, and Wilson would look good next to Mosley inside that Ravens defense.