CBSSports.com Mock Draft's Ravens Picks

Jason O. Watson

CBS Sports posted a story recently with 2013NFL Mock Drafts from a group of their analysts and here is who they all see the Baltimore Ravens taking in the first AND second rounds of next week's draft.

Baltimore Ravens - Round 1 (#32):

Rob Rang: Keenan Allen, WR (California)

Analysis:

Keenan Allen, WR, California: Ravens' general manager Ozzie Newsome has made a career out of landing falling talent on draft day and due to a poor showing at his April 9 Pro Day, Allen could be the latest star to wind up slip-sliding his way into Baltimore. Tennessee's ultra-athletic Justin Hunter may also be a consideration for this pick but with vertical threats in Torrey Smith and free agent addition Jacoby Jones already on the roster, Baltimore might see Allen as the better fit to fill the spot left with the trade of Anquan Boldin.

Dane Brugler: Kevin Minter, ILB (LSU)

Analysis:

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU: The Ravens are world champions, but they also have needs all over their defense, including at middle linebacker where Ray Lewis leaves a gaping hole. Minter will never be the fastest athlete on the field, but he plays smart, alert football with a nose for the ball in the run game.

Pat Kirwan: Kevin Minter, ILB (LSU)

Analysis:

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU: Some believe Manti Te'o is a better pick for the Ravens. But I studied both and prefer Minter because he has better pass-drop awareness and plays under more control.

Pete Prisco: Justin Hunter, WR (Tennessee)

Analysis:

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee: They get a replacement for Anquan Boldin.

Clark Judge: Jonathan Cyprien, SS (Florida International)

Analysis:

Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International: The Ravens may be OK at linebacker now; I'm not so sure about the secondary, but Cyprien is a candidate to replace Ed Reed.

Will Brinson: Kevin Minter, ILB (LSU)

Analysis:

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU: Minter's abilities as an inside linebacker and the value he presents at 32 only prove that you should never doubt Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens have a number of directions they could go here to help reload the defense.

Baltimore Ravens - Round 2 (#62):

Rob Rang: Terron Armstead, OT (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

Analysis:

Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Small-school prospect with the athleticism and length to give the Ravens options at left tackle.

Dane Brugler: Quinton Patton, WR (Louisiana Tech)

Analysis:

Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: Ran varied route tree at Louisiana Tech, making him a logical target for a team out to replace Anquan Boldin.

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