According to Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, the Ravens met with Alabama defensive end Da’Shawn Hand after Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practice.
#SeniorBowl: #Ravens scooped up #Alabama DE Da’Shawn Hand in the hotel and spent quite a bit of time with him today...#Bengals were locked into #UTEP guard Will Hernandez...a LOT of love for UT-San Antonio DE Marcus Davenport...#Redskins clearly QB focused.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) January 24, 2018
Da’Shawn Hand stands at 6-foot-4 and 289 pounds. He is widely projected as a day two or three selection in the upcoming draft. This would be a typical mid-round pick for Newsome, who loves to find quality defensive linemen later in the draft. Look to current players such as Brandon Williams, Carl Davis, and Willie Henry as examples to this.
Hand finished the 2017 season with 27 tackles and three sacks. Not the most productive numbers, but if any team can get the most from their defensive linemen, it’s the Ravens.
While Baltimore is certainly deep with talent on their defensive line, outside of Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce, and Willie Henry, none of the other guys have been very reliable. Carl Davis has often been injured, while Bronson Kaufusi and Chris Wormley were inactive several games last season, and weren’t anything special while on the field.
You can’t read too much into these reports at this time of year, but it should come as no surprise if Baltimore is seriously interested in the defensive end from Alabama.