Baltimore Beatdown mock draft 3.0

The latest Ravens mock draft has Jace Amaro being taken in the second round. - John Weast

Here's the latest seven-round mock draft, this time including compensatory picks.

With the four added compensatory picks counted, it's time to do a full seven-round mock draft with all eight picks the Ravens have.

The Ravens came into the offseason with four picks in the first, second, third and sixth rounds. They traded fourth and fifth-round options for Eugene Monroe and gave up their seventh with A.Q. Shipley making the roster and playing the majority of the season at left guard. So even though it's a seven-round mock, it stops after six.

The trade with Bryant McKinnie netted the Ravens a seventh-round pick for the 2015 season.

Anyway, with the help of the FanSpeak.com draft simulator, here's my latest Ravens mock:

First round, 17th overall pick: OL Zack Martin, Notre Dame

I've been high on Martin for some time now and genuinely feel he's a perfect fit for the offensive line. (However, I'm not the Ravens GM and probably for a good reason.) Point is, Martin's a versatile lineman that gives the Ravens options in case of injury.

He could compete for the starting right tackle spot, and if he gets beat out, he'd be serviceable backup at both tackle and guard. There's a lot of upside to taking Martin, the last of the upper-tier offensive lineman available in the first round.

Second round, 48th overall pick: TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

Do I think Amaro will be there at this stage of the second round? No, probably not. But he was in the draft simulator which made him a must-pick. While North Carolina's Eric Ebron is seen as an immediate impact due to his receiving ability, Amaro could possess the highest ceiling of this tight end class.

Amaro, at 6-6, 260 pounds, is built like Rob Gronkowski and possesses similar attributes on the field. He's got a wide frame and is tough to bring down. He went for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season at Texas Tech and would be a steal if he fell this far.

Third round, 79th overall pick: S Terrence Brooks, Florida State

Brooks is a speedy safety that converted to the position from cornerback. He didn't have gaudy stats during Florida State's championship run but he is a strong defender against the run. His versatility and speed may attract a team like the Ravens, which could use a playmaking safety in the back end that could also contribute on special teams.

Third round, 99th overall pick: DL Anthony Johnson, LSU

The Ravens need some depth at defensive line with Arthur Jones leaving for Indianapolis. It would be even more needed if Terrence Cody, who met with the Ravens recently, ends up signing elsewhere. Johnson has the body at 6-3, 308 pounds to play nose tackle or the three-technique.

Fourth round, 134th overall pick: RB Terrance West, Towson

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has stated his desire to add a running back and West seems like a prototype for the new system Gary Kubiak is installing. West is a downhill runner that uses one cut before powering his way down the field. He was a touchdown machine at the FCS level, scoring 41 times and rushing for 2,509 yards in 2013.

Fourth round, 138th overall pick: DL Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina

Quarles, a big 6-4, 298-pound defensive tackle, tallied 9.5 sacks in the grueling SEC this past season. You can never have enough defensive line depth and Quarles, along with Johnson, would certainly help things along the defensive line.

Fifth round, 175th overall pick: ATH De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon

Perhaps this selection was made more on personal preference. But with Thomas available at this stage, he was easily the best player available on the board. A player like Thomas in the fifth round has more of a reward than risk. He could either be a Darren Sproles type that can help the passing game out of the backfield and provide depth behind Jacoby Jones on special teams. Or he could bust before training camp is over. Either way, not much of an investment is needed given the fact none of a hypothetical contract would be guaranteed.

Sixth round, 194th overall pick: WR Devin Street, Pittsburgh

The way my draft shaped out, there wasn't a receiver better, in my opinion, than the best available players selected. That is, until Street was available in the sixth. Street may not possess much top-end speed but he has great hands and can go up and get jump balls at 6-3, 198 pounds. He also has a rapport with new receivers coach Bobby Engram that could help speed up the NFL process.


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