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Raven's Ideal Mock Draft 2.0

*Disclaimer- It is foolish to think the Ravens will not be trading around, but it is even more foolish to try to predict these trades. For this reason, I have not accounted for any trades in this list.

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 Pollardand 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.

There was some doubt Long would last this long, but I believe that with the presumed rush on quarterbacks, running backs, and cornerbacks in the second round, it is not ridiculous to think he could slide this far.

Round 3, pick 94 overall- Stedman Bailey, WR- West Virginia

The overall reaction to Rodgers was negative, so I'm changing this to Bailey. He is a reliable target with average speed and great body control. He is physical in his routes, and could be the perfect complement to Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.

Previously- Da'Rick Rodgers

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. He owned D.J. Fluker from Alabama for three sacks.

Round 4, pick 130 overall- Kiko Alonso, LB- Oregon

Alonso is an explosive athlete who could be a terror in middle of our ferocious defensive line. He is also a great coverage linebacker, something our defense could really use. He has had multiple alcohol related instances off the field.

Previously- Kevin Reddick

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 andDennis 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. He had a bad showing while injured against Jarvis Jones and the Georgia Bulldogs, but he absolutely dominated fringe first rounder Sam 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- Michael Mauti, LB- Penn State

Michael Mauti is a talented linebacker who led his defense through a complicated and controversial season until he had his third ACL tear. Assuming he recovers, he could be a great leader and linebacker but for obvious reasons has some concerns about his health.

Previously- Keith Pough

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.

Please leave your thoughts below.

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