Ravens Mock Draft (Best Mock on Baltimore Beatdown)

This is my newest mock draft, and I've taken into account a lot of things (our FA moves, Rolando McClain's possible return, etc.), so here's what I think The Ravens should do in the 2014 NFL draft.

1st round: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan-Lewan not only gives us a killer OT combo for years to come, he has top 10 ability. This pick is a realistic dream, and he could very well be slamming Steelers defenders en route to the playoffs. Monroe+Osemele+Zuttah+Yanda+Lewan=A healthy, happy Joe Flacco.

2nd round: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame-Owen Daniels has an impressive resume, but he is coming off an injury & isn't a spring chicken, nor is Dennis Pitta, so Niklas is a great pick here. His physicality is evident seeing as he's a converted defender, so he has no problem putting his pads on defenders in the run game.

3rd round: Dri Archer, RB/WR/RS, Kent State-Dri is the most explosive player I think I've ever scouted. His speed seems effortless, and he's a natural playmaker. We can find a way to get Dri on the field, and he will be Jacoby's heir in the return game as well.

3rd round (comp): Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford-Reynolds is being slept on, but I can't understand why. He's one of the best deep safeties in this class, plus he's instinctive and a playmaker with the ball.

4th round (comp): Brent Urban, DL, Virginia-This guy is the real deal. I could see him immediately getting 3rd down snaps at one of the d-line spots. Think of a poor man's JJ Watt.

5th round (comp): James Wilder Jr., RB, FSU-Wilder is a grown man who would give us heart in our backfield that we haven't had since Jamal Lewis' departure. He would run through a brick wall & block for Flacco on 3rd downs.

6th round: Dustin Vaughn, QB, West Texas A&M-This guy fits the mold of Flacco damn near to the T. 6'5, 235, 4.8 40, live arm, and is a likeable commander of his huddle. I'm a huge Tyrod Taylor fan, but our system doesn't fit him going forward.

Let me know what you think of this mock draft in the comments section below.

Yours truly,


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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