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Ravens to use Senior Bowl to analyze NFL Draft picks

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Baltimore Ravens showed last April how much they value the annual Senior Bowl, with half of their rookie draft class scouted at the game which takes place this Saturday Jan 25th. 

The reigning World Champions had a tough season in 2013 as they missed out on the play-offs after winning the Super Bowl the year before. 

Good scouting and great NFL draft choices will be their best way to get back to the top of the pile for good, and the Ravens certainly feel that the Senior Bowl has it's merits in that process. 

As a franchise they are trying to rebuild whilst remaining competitive within their division and in the AFC.

Numerous delegates of the Ravens will descend on the Senior Bowl week this week, including coach John Harbaugh.

Speaking to the Baltimore Sun, former Ravens executive and now Senior Bowl Executive Phil Savage explained, "We had [while he was with the Ravens] a methodical approach going all the way back from the summer, and the Senior Bowl is one step along that journey," said Savage.

"This is the first time that you have a chance to have that personal interaction. Oftentimes when you go to a Tennessee or a Penn State or a Florida State, you don't meet the players. You're just grading the video and talking to the coaches. So, this is the first time you really get to identify the personality.

"You get a chance to really compare players in one view. You can go watch the defensive backs and watch all of them go through the drills. You get a chance to put small-school players on the same stage in the same venue. That's probably the greatest value of the Senior Bowl, perhaps, from an evaluation standpoint."

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