Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Concerned With Hacking During Virtual Draft

Commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams on Monday that this year’s draft will be “fully virtual.”

That raises one big question for Ravens coach John Harbaugh: hacking.

Harbaugh said he’s concerned about unauthorized entry into the Ravens’ videoconferencing during the draft.

“Yeah, it’s a big concern,” Harbaugh told reporters during a conference call. “Every time I read something in, like, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times that talks about how messed up Zoom is, or some of these other deals . . . I immediately text it to our IT people, and [director of football administration] Nick Matteo’s one of those guys, and they assure me that we are doing everything humanly possible. . . . We’ll see what happens. I really wouldn’t want the opposing coaches to have our playbook or our draft meetings. That would be preferable, if we can stay away from that.”

Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta isn’t as concerned.

“I have more confidence in Zoom than I do in Ozzie [Newsome, executive vice president], John, Steve [Bisciotti, owner] and Dick [Cass, team president], with a copy of our draft board that they just leave in the car on their front seat or something like that,” DeCosta said.

The Ravens have nine picks in the draft and No. 28 overall in the first round.

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