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Will Bosa really be available for Ravens at No. 6?


Will Bosa really be available for Ravens at No. 6?

Joey Bosa’s combine performance next week could impact whether the Ravens have a chance to draft him, or not.

Many believe that Bosa, a top defensive end prospect from Ohio St., will be a top-five pick. That would eliminate Bosa for the Ravens, who hold the No. 6 pick and seem unlikely to trade up.

However, not everyone is sold on Bosa going in the top five. In his latest mock draft, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has Bosa falling to the Ravens at No. 6.

Some scouts aren’t convinced Bosa will be a dynamic pass rusher in the NFL. Others view Bosa as being more effective in a 4-3 defense, rather than in a 3-4, which the Ravens play.

However, considering the Ravens’ need to improve their pass rush, it’s hard to see them passing on Bosa if he’s available. With versatility and size (6-foot-6, 276 pounds), Bosa has excelled against top college competition. And Bosa has certainly displayed dedication to football. Check out this story from the Sports Illustrated website Campus Rush, detailing how Bosa reacted to a one-game suspension by moving off campus and living a secluded life to avoid more trouble.

If Bosa has a lights-out combine workout, and impresses during interviews, the chance he falls to the Ravens decreases. However, if Bosa doesn’t stand out at the combine, maybe the top of the draft plays out the way Kiper predicts, and Bosa is there for the Ravens.

It’s all part of the pre-draft speculation. But from a Ravens’ perspective, Bosa is one player at the combine to keep an eye on.

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season


Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward.