There will be plenty of coaches and scouts in attendance for next week's NFL Combine, but John Harbaugh will not be one of them. The reigning NFL Coach of the Year will not be there due to medical reasons.
Harbaugh is coming off an incredible year with the Baltimore Ravens. Despite their shortcomings in the playoffs, the team did finish the regular season with a 14-2 record. It's the best regular season record that Harbaugh has ever owned.
The reason Harbaugh won't be at the NFL Combine is because he recently underwent knee replacement surgery. His recovery is going well, but his travel schedule has been limited.
Harbaugh has never missed the combine during his tenure with the Ravens until now. Since he won't be at Lucas Oil Stadium for the biggest scouting event of the year, the rest of the team's coaching staff and scouting department will have to be sharp.
Baltimore has drafted well in recent memory.
The Ravens landed Hayden Hurts, Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews during the 2018 NFL Draft. They followed that up the next year with Marquise Brown, Myles Boykin and Justice Hill.
Harbaugh could potentially visit prospects at their pro days. Those will not take place until the spring.