NFL teams meeting with individual players are a significant part of the draft process. These meetings can happen at the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days, the Senior Bowl, the East-West Shrine Game or a private workout.
For fans following the process, these meetings are sort of like poker tells for the draft, as they indicate what positions a team could be focusing on. Do teams draft players they haven’t met with? Yes, they do. It happens all the time (like Lamar Jackson), but they have often spoken to other players at that position.
Who have the Baltimore Ravens met with so far? Check out the list at WalterFootball.com.
So far, teams have had access to players at the East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl and Combine. The Ravens met with Arkansas inside linebacker De’Jon Harris at the Combine. Let’s get to know him better.
Tale of the Tape:
Weight: 234 pounds
Strengths: Makes plays! Had more than 100 tackles in every year of his college career; big hitter; sure tackler; gets through traffic well.
Areas For Improvement: Speed! Not a sideline-to-sideline inside ‘backer; better suited for a team that runs a 3-4 scheme; two-down linebacker who is a liability in coverage.
Other Notes: Earned SEC All-Freshman honors in 2016; a second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press in 2017 and 2018.
Draft Projection: Seventh round to high-priority UDFA.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arkansas Athletics