The rest of that statement isn't known yet, but Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome provided some insight Wednesday to how the Ravens select their picks. One thing is for sure - the Ravens like to trade in the draft.
This year, the Ravens have the 29th pick in the first round. It's not totally clear what the Ravens will do with that pick, but Newsome said today the team will be ready with multiple scenarios.
"Each year before the draft starts, (director of player personnel) Eric (DeCosta) and (vice president of football administration) Pat (Moriarty) put together draft scenarios, trade scenarios," Newsome said. "Trading up four or five spots, maybe as much as 10 spots, and then trading back as far as 10 spots. It's already prepared for us. We make calls to teams ahead of us and behind us to alert them that we have the potential to move. That happens every year."
That sounds like a pretty strong endorsement for being ready for anything during the hectic moments of the draft.
However, the Ravens will be prepared if a trade opportunity doesn't come their way.
"At 29, I think the best way to start off is you'd have to have 29 players because you can't control the other 28," Newsome said. "So if you're on the clock, and the other 28 players have been taken, you have to be."
If that's the case, which positions are the Ravens looking at with that pick?
Newsome reiterated the Ravens are looking for offensive linemen, wide receivers, pass rushers and a strong-side linebacker.
As far as linemen go, DeCosta singled out guard David DeCastro from Stanford, guard Eric Zeitler from Wisconsin, center/guard Peter Konz from Wisconsin and swing lineman Cordy Glenn from Georgia.
The wait begins to see how this draft will play out for the Ravens.