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Joe Flacco will not be the only close family member looking for The NFL longer house. Soon he might compete with his younger brother, Tom, to get a list place.
The former Towson midfielder is a prospective customer in the NFL draft this year, and although he might not hear his name being called in late April, he assured at least one general manager who was worth taking risks.
“In the final round, will it surprise me if he gets picked up? Not at all,” Baltimore Ravens said general manager Eric DeCosta Clifton Brown from the team website. “I think he is smart, it will not be too big for him. He is already in the league because of his brother. He benefits that not many people have because he at least has a glimmer of what it’s like to be in the NFL. I think he will prepare well. I think he has a chance. “
Besides seeing Tom grow up when his brother rules the Ravens, DeCosta had the added benefit of watching his college career take place only a few miles from Baltimore.
In every last two years, Towson, Flacco pass at least 2,800 yards and 22 goals. His QB rating as a senior is 144.2, and after throwing 11 picks in 2018, he reduced the total to six in his final season.
Because Tom was not invited to the NFL Combine Scouting, or was able to host the pro due day coronavirus pandemic, Joe uses his platform on social media to share his brother’s highlights. But GM Ravens didn’t need to be very convincing about what the tape showed.
“Obviously, we know a lot about Tom,” DeCosta the word. “We admire his fortitude. He is growing rapidly this year. From a size point of view, maybe a little below the line. But he has very good arms. He is an accurate passer. He can do many throws.”
Tom Flacco standing at 6’1 “and almost half a foot shorter than his brother. What may be less important now in the NFL is more comfortable with smaller and more mobile quarterbacks than when Joe was selected in the first round of Delaware in 2008.
Should both Flaccos find themselves on the NFL roster next season, they will be the 12th sibling pair for team quarterbacks at the same time in league history.
While Tom has more evidence than the former Super Bowl MVP, he has already won praise from one NFL general manager. In the copycat league, that can be done to convince 31 others about their talents.