Jaz Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft 2.0
Round 1: No. 26 DT/DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Ht: 6’-4", Wt: 315, School: Temple
This pick really was hard because I was thinking of picking outside linebacker Justin Houston in the first round but Muhammad Wilkerson seems to be more valuable to me. I pick Muhammad Wilkerson over Justin Houston because of the simple fact that the Ravens may need him in a critical situation when the Ravens defense have to use the three man rush (we all know how that went last year)and the outside linebacker/ everybody else on defense have to stay in coverage. Muhammad Wilkerson is a very good pass rusher, strong, can push/pressure the pocket, versatile, quick, has good technique, has good awareness, and is good against the run.
Highlights of Muhammad here
Round 2: No. 58: CB Ras- I Dowling, Ht: 6’1", Wt: 198, School: Virginia
The Ravens are looking for a tall, physical, discipline cornerback and Raps-I- Dowling fits everything they need. Ras -I Dowling is a first round talent but his recent injuries has drop him down to the second round and he has all the tools to become a special player in the NFL.Ras - I Dowling probably won’t become a starter right away but he will be able to sit and learn from Ed Reed, Domonique Foxworth, Ray Lewis, Chris Carr, and etc
Highlights of Dowling here
Round 3: No. 90 T/G Marcus Gilbert, Ht: 6-6, Wt: 330, School: Florida
If Jared Gaither doesn’t return The Raven may need to look for a right/left tackle but it still should be a good idea to add some depth in the o-line position even if Jared Gaither does return. Marcus Gilbert fits everything the Ravens look for in an offensive lineman with him being very versatile, has good strength, solid pass protector, and solid run blocker, has a good burst off the line, and good size.
Highlights of Gilbert here
Round 4: No. 122 WR Tandon Doss Ht: 6’2", Wt: 201, School Indiana
John Harbaugh said that he would like to have a speedy wideout that could stretch the field but he would like a wide out that cannot only run fast but can get in/out of his breaks quickly. Tandon Doss does not have blazing speed but he has just enough speed to stretch the field, has good hands, can provide depth in the kick return position, solid route runner, good height, can get in/out of his breaks quickly, and can make plays every time he gets the ball.
Highlights of Doss here
Round 5: No 164 WR Greg Salas: 6’1", Wt 210, School: Hawaii
The Ravens may need to add some speed to the wide receiver group but toughness/aggressiveness fits them all the way and Greg Salas can provide that for them. Greg Salas may not have blazing speed but he is a play maker, has good hands, aggressive, not easy to bring down , make plays out of nothing, play like he has to prove something, and solid route runner.
Highlights of Salas here
Round 5: No. 165 S Ahmad Black, Ht:5’10", Wt:184,School: Florida
The Ravens may have a need in the safety position because it’s not a guarantee that Dawan Landry will be back. Ahmad Black can be physical, tackle hard, good in coverage, can play in the nickel/dime package, has above average instinct, and provide leadership. The Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin was Ahmad Black's defensive coordinator in college and it would be good for them to have reunion and help Black advance his play making abilities.
Highlights of Black here
Round 6: No. 175 C/G Ryan Bartholomew, Ht: 6’1", Wt: 302, School: Syracuse
The Ravens have showed interest in Center Ryan Bartholomew before and from watching some videos of him I begin to see why. A center should be strong and handle the big defensive players but also be smart and be a leader. Ryan Bartholomew has leadership quality, he is smart, versatile, strong, good pass protector, has good short area quickness, physical, and hard worker. Ryan Bartholomew wouldn’t be expected to be a starter right away because the Ravens still have Pro bowler center Matt Birk but he can surely benefit much from mentorship by Matt Birk.
Highlights of Bartholomew here
Round 6: No. 186 OLB/DE Bruce Miller, Ht: 6’1", Wt: 254, School: Central Florida
I keep seeing people talking about outside linebacker/defensive end Justin Houston, Brooks Reed, Von Miller, etc., but nobody is talking about Bruce Miller. Bruce Miller has a nonstop motor, good in the pass rush, notched 8 sacks last year, notched 13 ½ tackles for loss, notched two force fumbles, two interceptions and has good work ethics. Bruce Miller could be a steal for the Ravens and could be effective pass rusher for third down situations or more.
Round 7: No. 215 RB Anthony Allen, Ht: 6’1", Wt: 228, School: Georgia Tech
The Ravens are going to need to add some depth in the running back position because they could be losing LeRon McClain and Willis McGahee this year. Anthony Allen is a big back, explosive, solid receiver out of the backfield, not easy to bring down once tackled, can run up the middle/inside, physical, and a solid run blocker. Anthony Allen has all the tools to be a good power running back and goal line threat like Willis McGahee.