Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome Alabama Players Impressing Him in the Draft Process
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is a legendary player for the University of Alabama and likes to have a few of the Crimson Tide players in the Ravens locker room, but there is a reason why.
As he serves his last season as general manager for the Ravens and just went through his last draft, two more Alabama players went to Baltimore and it's starts out in the interview process that impresses Newsome about players under Nick Saban.
Newsome joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss Saban and the Alabama program are preparing their players for the NFL and it's because of the high football I.Q. Alabama brings to an organization.
"When we get a chance to interview the players from Alabama, a lot of people can have a B.S. or a Master's degree, when you talk to the players from Alabama it's like they have a PhD. in their position or how the scheme works," Newsome said. "It's unbelievable the way they understand the game, and they understand it and apply it."
He also discussed drafting Alabama's Anthony Averett and Bradley Bozeman, his last season as GM for the Ravens, and drafting quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first round.
For Newsome's full conversation with Ryan Fowler, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for the latest surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.