Today is an exciting day in Owings Mills, as a host of media members will converge on The Castle for the Ravens' annual Pre-Draft Luncheon.
At least that's how the team refers to the event. Those who attend jokingly call it the Liar's Luncheon.
General manager Ozzie Newsome, head coach John Harbaugh, director of player personnel Eric DeCosta and director of college scouting Joe Hortiz will be nice enough to sit down with us today and talk about next week's draft.
We just don't expect them to give up too much in-depth information about their game plan.
Last year, the event fell on April 1, and I remember DeCosta remarking that he was glad it was April Fools Day so that he could lie and not feel bad about it.
Despite everyone in the room knowing that only so much can and will be said, the Q&A makes for an interesting afternoon of talk. I'll obviously have updates for you right here, and I'll be Tweeting some notes after the session ends, so be sure to follow me for the most up-to-the-second news.
Meanwhile, for you draft nuts out there, here are a few bits of news that you might enjoy:
According to the National Football Post and Carroll County Times' Aaron Wilson, the Ravens are set to meet with two prospects this week -- Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson and Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki.
Wilson we've talked plenty about; the 5-foot-10, 194 pound corner is considered a mid to late first-round pick and could be a target of Newsome's if he's still on the board when the Ravens are on the clock.
Moeaki is regarded as more of a mid-round guy, but might be an option if the Ravens opt not to go with a tight end with one of their early picks. Checking in at 6-foot-3, 245, Moeaki has good speed and is thought of as a decent pass catcher, but is a guy that might need to improve his blocking at the next level.
Per Wilson, the Ravens also met with California (Pa.) cornerback Terrence Johnson, who is considered a low-round pick or a possible rookie free agent. If you know anything about the 5-foot-9, 190 pounder, I owe you a drink.