Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh explains why he likes coaching rookies from Alabama
Over the years, some NFL regimes show a propensity to draft players out of certain programs. For the Baltimore Ravens under head coach John Harbaugh, the franchise certainly has a distinct eye on players coming out of Alabama.
During the 2022 NFL Draft, the Ravens once again targeted the Crimson Tide. This time, it was Alabama DB Jalyn Armour-Davis that Baltimore selected with the 119th pick of the draft.
At a media appearance Saturday, Harbaugh admitted that the Ravens do indeed like getting rookies out of Nick Sabana’s Alabama program. Why? According to Harbaugh, the Crimson Tide system is “built like NFL programs.”
“There are certain college football programs that are built like NFL programs,” Harbaugh said according to Michael David Smith with Pro Football Talk. “Alabama is one, Michigan is the other one. The two top ones, I would say. Those are the ones I’m thinking of off the top of my head. So those guys generally come in and they know what to expect. It’s a little flatter for those guys in terms of practice and understanding how it works.”
Fans will have to wait and see if that holds true for Armour-Davis as a rookie this fall.