The 2012 NFL Draft hasn't even begun and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is already looking beyond the three-day event that starts a week from today on Apri 26th. According to a story on NFL.com, Harbaugh is using the high technology of texting to send messages to players that the team is showing interest in. In the story, it says this:
Harbaugh's text explains the players'names have come up in draft meetings, how the Ravens would like to find a way to bring them in, and telling the players to feel free to call him with any questions or feedback.
The Ravens have their draft board all set in their War Room and know who they are targeting with their picks. They also know who they believe are perhaps not worthy of a draft pick, but still think those players deserve a chance to show the team what they can do. Knowing the Ravens' ability to find guys not picked in the draft's seven rounds (Bart Scott, Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe), even John Harbaugh realizes that one of these kids could end up being a key to the team's future success, long before the first name in the draft is even announced.