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Walter Football Mock Draft---Week 14

Here is a relaying of information from WalterFootball.com to BaltimoreBeatdown.com. I will show you they have use projected at round by round, for both mocks on their website. Note: Pick is 21. Draft 1 is one complete draft and draft 2 is completely separate.

Round 1........Draft 1

Baltimore Ravens: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Michael Oher has been a nice story, but his Baltimore chapter could be over soon. He's a free agent come March, and given his very inconsistent play, the Ravens could be looking in another direction to help their anemic offensive line.

My Thoughts: This would be a great pick and would give us a very strong and physical right side of the offensive line.

Notable Players Still Available: Marquise Lee, Antonio Richardson, Eric Ebron, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Grade: A

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Round 1........Draft 2

Baltimore Ravens: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
The Ravens have to land a complement to Torrey Smith. The loss of Anquan Boldin has been very painful this season. Lee could be a nice complement to the speedy Smith.

The Trojans' quarterback play has held Lee back this year, plus he now has a knee injury to deal with. Lee has 50 receptions for 673 yards and two scores in 2013. He had a rough game against Arizona State since he dropped an easy pass that was intercepted and injured his knee on a punt return. The severe knee strain fortunately didn't damage any ligaments, but the junior missed some time. He flashed his 2012 form against Oregon State (5-105-1).

Lee has the speed to stretch a defense vertically and is a threat to score on any reception. The 6-foot, 190-pounder was phenomenal in 2012 and was so dominant that he took over as USC's No. 1 receiver, while Robert Woods served as the secondary option. Lee hauled in 118 receptions for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Lee broke into the starting lineup as a freshman in 2011. He had a big season playing opposite Robert Woods, hauling in 73 passes for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns.

My Thoughts: This would sure up the receiving core for years to come, but the Boldin comparisons may be too much too handle.

Notable Players Still Available: Eric Ebron, Stephon Tuitt, Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Grade: B+

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Round 2........Draft 1

Baltimore Ravens: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
It should be quite apparent that the Ravens desperately need help at receiver. Neither Jacoby Jones nor Marlon Brown should be a No. 2 wideout in the NFL. Think Joe Flacco misses Anquan Boldin?

My Thoughts: This is a bit of a stretch but after an OT in the first it could be justified, and it would help the receiving unit.

Notable Players Still Available: Bryan Stork, Brandin Cooks, Brandon Scherff

Grade: B

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Round 2........Draft 2

Baltimore Ravens: Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
The Ravens have really missed Matt Birk this season. Gino Gradkowski has struggled, and the run blocking for Ray Rice has been awful. Baltimore needs an upgrade at center.

Swanson helped pave the way for Arkansas freshman Alex Collins to run for over 300 yards in this season's first two games against weak opponents. Swanson had a tough October schedule, but played well against Florida and South Carolina.

Swanson has started all 38 games of his collegiate career so far; he was a standout blocker during the previous three years. The junior was a Second-Team All-SEC selection in 2012. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Swanson has done an admirable job in pass protection as the Razorbacks have fielded a 3,000-yard passer each season of his career. He has also done well in run blocking, especially in 2010 when running back Knile Davis was healthy.

My Thoughts: Center is a huge need and it needs to be addressed at some point, and taking the BPA is always a good route to take.

Notable Players Still Available: Jordan Matthews, Ryan Shazier, Loucheiz Purifoy

Grade: B+

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Round 3........Draft 1

Baltimore Ravens: Russell Bodine, C, North Carolina
Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and others are gone, but perhaps the player the Ravens miss most is Matt Birk. His replacements at center have been horrible. Almost anyone would be an upgrade.

My Thoughts: This is a great pick as we get a starting center in the 3rd round, and a good one at that.

Notable Players Still Available: Bradley Roby, Donte Moncrief, Shayne Skov

Grade: B+

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Round 3........Draft 2

Baltimore Ravens: Deshazor Everett, CB, Texas A&M
The Ravens could use more talent and depth in their secondary. The gritty Everett would fit Baltimore well.

The Aggies had a lot of breakout players in 2012, and Everett was one who fell under the radar. The sophomore had an excellent season with 56 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up. Everett (6-0, 181) has good length, speed and athletic ability. He stood out on special teams as a freshman. Everett opened this season suspended for the first half against Rice, but he had seven tackles with two tackles for a loss in the second half. Everett was wrongly penalized for targeting in that game, which left him suspended for the first half of Week 2. The junior has been a superb run-defender while maintaining tight pass coverage for the Aggies this year. He has 68 tackles with two interceptions and five passes broken up thus far in 2013. He didn't play well against LSU or Missouri to close out the regular season.

My Thoughts: Depending on who we resign, this could be a need pick or a luxury pick. It would be a very good addition to the secondary either way. The fact that he is good on special teams is a big plus even if corner is not a glaring need.

Notable Players Still Available: Bryan Stork, AJ Johnson, Dion Bailey

Grade: B+

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Draft 1 Summary:

Cyrus Kouandjio, A

Allen Robinson, B

Russell Bodine, B+

Overall: B+

Summary: This draft turns our offensive line into an elite unit, and gives Joe Flacco another weapon he can use with all the time he has behind his reformed offensive line.

Draft 2 Summary:

Marqise Lee, B+

Travis Swanson, B+

Deshazor Everett, B+

Overall: B+

Summary: Center and Wide receiver are still evident in this draft, but we take a corner over and offensive tackle. Even if we preferred the tackle there would be no guarantees about who is there when we pick.

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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