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Harbaugh poised to become Ravens' winningest coach

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Harbaugh poised to become Ravens' winningest coach

Considering John Harbaugh’s success as an NFL head coach, more teams should look closely at position coaches as potential head coaches.

The Ravens need just nine wins next season for Harbaugh to become the winningest coach in franchise history, passing Brian Billick (80 wins). History says Harbaugh will achieve that goal. He has averaged 10.2 wins per season (72 victories) during his seven-year tenure, and has clearly established himself as one of the NFL’s best coaches.

Harbaugh made the unorthodox leap from defensive backs coach with the Eagles to head coach of the Ravens in 2008. He spent nine seasons  (1998-2006) as the Eagles special teams coach, and had never been an offensive or defensive coordinator.

Yet, Harbaugh was clearly ready for the job. He’s never had a losing season. The Ravens have made the playoffs in six of his seven seasons, including their victory in Super Bowl XLVII.

Meanwhile, being on Harbaugh’s staff has paid dividends for others. Four former Harbaugh assistants are currently NFL head coaches – Jim Caldwell (Lions), Gary Kubiak (Broncos), Chuck Pagano (Colts), and Rex Ryan (Bills).

Whatever he’s doing during this down time of the NFL calendar, you can bet Harbaugh is already looking forward to the start of training camp later this month. At age 52, Harbaugh still runs practices with as much energy, if not more, than when he arrived in Baltimore.

Having Harbaugh has to be listed as one of the Ravens’ strengths as they look ahead to the 2015 season. In 2008, owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome made a bold move that paid off. Harbaugh has still never been an offensive or defensive coordinator. And today, nobody cares.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

One more week of the NFL offseason in the books. Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes:

1. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuilding efforts for three historically black churches in the Louisiana area that recently burned down by an alleged arsonists. An effort led by former tight end Benjamin Watson, Bisciotti reached out to him Sunday committing his donation. 

2. The GOAT gene has transferred from Justin Tucker to his son, Easton. The kicker posted a video on his Instagram Thursday of the little guy kicking a (mini) field goal right down the middle, just like his dad. 

Looking Ahead:

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

This is not a drill. We are one week away from the 2019 NFL Draft.

Will the Ravens get Lamar Jackson help at wide receiver or will they focus on filling their holes on defense?

We will have answers to those questions in no time, but in the time being let's take a look at who experts are predicting they take with the 22nd overall pick.

NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig and NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Ferrell had 38 tackles for loss and 21 sacks over the last two seasons. A young threat would fit in quite nicely for the new-looking Ravens defense. 

Bleacher ReportNFL.com's Charles Davis and Sporting News: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

Brown, who posted 1,318 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2018 season, reportedly made a visit to the Ravens this week

It's no secret that the Ravens need help at WR with only two guys on their current roster who have caught a pass in the NFL. 

SB NationSports Illustrated and CBS Sports: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

After an impressive combine performance and a picture surfacing of him looking insanely jacked at the gym, Metcalf is definitely the most talked about receiver in this year's draft.

Despite missing part of the 2018 season with a neck injury, Metcalf's draft profile describes him having "projectable upside to become a home-run threat as a WR1." Just what the Ravens need.

ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay: C/G Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

The center position is not seen as a sexy pick in the draft, but Bradbury's skillset is enough to get you excited.

He has three years of experience while at Texas A&M and was only called for five penalties in 2,811 snaps over his college career.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set!  See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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