Kubiak Will Influence Ravens War Room

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 16: Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans looks on from the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 29-14. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The presence of a new offensive coaching staff led by coordinator Gary Kubiak will influence how the Ravens approach the draft. General manager Ozzie Newsome still runs the room, and coach John Harbaugh will lobby for the players he wants. However, it makes sense for the Ravens to draft players that fit Kubiak’s system, and the new offensive coaching staff has made its voice heard.

“They’ve added their perspective,” Newsome said at the Ravens’ pre-draft press conference. “It’s always good to get new views on things and ways of looking at stuff. Their perspective on the offense and how this offense is put together and the personnel that fits it has been invaluable.”

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Kubiak likes throwing to tight ends and using multiple tight end formations. It’s easy to see him lobbying for the Ravens to take tight end Eric Ebron in the first round.

Kubiak also runs a zone-blocking scheme, and prefers one-cut downhill runners who also have good hands. The Ravens are expected to take at least one running back in this draft, perhaps as early as the third round. Backs that could fit the Kubiak profile include Carlos Hyde of Ohio St., Tre Mason of Auburn, Charles Sims of West Virginia, Bishop Sankey of Washington, and Lorenzo Taliaferro of Coastal Carolina.

Since Kubiak joined the Ravens, they have added both assistant coaches and players (Owen Daniels, Justin Forsett) that Kubiak has worked with. When picking offensive players in this draft, choosing players expected to perform well in Kubiak’s system will be one of the factors considered.

 

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3 Raves on “Kubiak Will Influence Ravens War Room

  1. Cheri on said:

    And why should they not especially when it comes to RB’s as I said on here a few times the guy’s track record with picking up RB’s whether it’s drafted guys and I mean lower round drafted guys or un drafted guys is fairly amazing.Ozzie is much too smart not to bounce suggestions off of him.

  2. Denny Ray on said:

    I am ALL for Lorenzo. OMG that would be amazing. As for our first round pick, I really hope martin is there at 17. If he’s not there, Id rather see them trading back to 22-28 in the first, picking up two or three additional top 100 picks and getting more picks in this deep draft. I know its frustrating to watch the draft all night and then see them trade out, but this year being at 17 its highly unlikely they go completely out of the first round, Id imagine Ozzie would want an awful lot of picks for that kind of move. With the 22-28 pick, id like the ravens to grab Marques Lee, I think he is the sleeper stud of the group. With Kubiaks track record of drafting RB’s, WR’s, and TE’s, it would be foolish to not take his advice. i am sure he’s had plenty of input on the Offensive player prospects. Very excited for this draft. The Ravens will most definitely add some great players tonight and this weekend, and that we can be sure of.

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