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Raven's Ideal Mock Draft

Round 1, pick 32 overall- Matt Elam, S- Florida

A little undersized, Matt Elam is a ferocious football player who is technically sound, has good instants, and is a great hitter. Considered a fringe first round prospect, he should be available at the end of the first round. With the release of Bernard Pollard and Ed Reed going to the Texans, Elam would fill the role of strong safety playing next to nearly acquired Michael Huff.

Round 2, pick 60 overall- Kyle Long, LT- Oregon

The brother of Chris Long and son of Howie Long, Kyle Long comes from a football family. He has had some off field issues, but is extremely athletic and has huge upside. He played in Oregon's up tempo offense last year and could be an instant starter on Flacco's blind side.

Round 3, pick 94 overall- Da'Rick Rodgers, WR- Tennessee Tech

Character issues forced Rodgers off of Tennessee's football team last year, but he is a steal at the end of the third. He is physical over the middle and could instantly take over the slot as an impact player.

Round 4, pick 129 overall- Quanterus Smith, DE- Western Kentucky

Smith would be drafted much higher, if it were not for a torn ACL he had at the end of this season. He collects sacks in bunches, but would need to add some weight on his 250 lb frame.

Round 4, pick 130 overall- Kevin Reddick, LB- North Carolina

Middle linebacker has little depth. With Reddick, the Ravens get a player who can immediately provide depth while competing for a starting spot.

Round 5, pick 165 overall- Michael Williams, TE- Alabama

Not the great pass catcher that many TEs are today, Williams is a solid blocker who can run a solid seam route and provide a big red zone target. Both Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta will be free agents after this year, and the Ravens are unlikely to retain both.

Round 5, pick 168 overall- Xavier Nixon, LT- Florida

A massive tackle Xavier Nixon has often been described as inconsistent. While had a bad showing while he was injured against Jarvis Jones and the Georgia Bulldogs, he absolutely dominated fringe first rounder Montgomery from LSU. The Ravens have little if any depth at LT, so look for them to double up with Michael Oher becoming a free agent.

Round 6, pick 199 overall- Denard Robinson, WR- Michigan

Denard Robinson was a Heisman Candidate as a QB until he became injured. A superb athlete, the Ravens could draft him as an offensive weapon that can contribute in so many ways.

Round 6, pick 200 overall- Keith Pough, LB- Howard

A linebacker who blew scouts away at Senior Week, Pough is reportedly high on the Ravens wish list and could immediately be a special teamer while competing for playing time.

Round 6, pick 203 overall- Kwame Geathers, DT- Georgia

A massive defensive lineman who has struggled with his weight, Geathers could be used on goal line and short yardage defense.

Round 7, pick 238 overall- Jawan Jamison, RB- Rutgers

The Ravens don't really need another running back, but they have so many (too many) picks, they might as well. There is limited depth behind Bernard Pierce.

Round 7, pick 247 overall- Terry Hawthorne, CB- Illinois

Hawthorne will probably never be more than a special teamer, but could potentially play nickel.

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