Months removed from a last-place finish in the AFC North with Brian Billick being fired and replaced by John Harbaugh, the Ravens are hungry to engineer a turnaround.
If the Ravens are fortunate, they could land highly-regarded Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan if the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets pass on him.
The Ravens refused to say if they would draft Ryan at No. 8 if he’s there, but it’s believed they would pick him.
"Matt Ryan has everything you want between the ears," DeCosta said. "Great leadership, field general, great poise, outstanding in the fourth quarter. He’s off the charts."
"We like them all," DeCosta said. "We think there are seven or eight quarterbacks in this draft that are very good prospects. I think the top four or five guys all have different strengths and weaknesses, but they’re all good football players. They’ve all won in college, which is probably the most important thing.
"They all throw the ball well, and they are all smart guys. What we have to do is try to fit them with all the other players in the draft, which is where the magic is, where you have to take a guy and where you should take a guy."
"Great feet, very quick guy, good vision, ball skills, can change direction as well as anyone in the draft," DeCosta said. "Probably as good a return man as any in the draft."
"The year we got Suggs and the year we got McAlister they were very high for us, very high," DeCosta said. "I don’t think it’s inconceivable that we might get a player in our top three this year."