This mock draft is for the ILB position... Let me know what you guys think!
1st Round (Pick 17): C.J Mosley ILB (Alabama)
OK before everyone badgers me that there is no way that the Ravens pick Mosley at 17, he’s good but not that good…I completely agree. I don’t think he is worth this pick either but for this mock draft it is an inside linebacker for the first pick. If this draft panned out like it did I would be happy but if say Kony Ealy dropped to us or one of the top 10-15 prospects fell to us I would be elated. But if we got Mosley I would not be mad, I would not be excited, I would be neutral about it. Mosley has potential and the Ravens have had success with an undersized middle linebacker in the first round before (Ray Lewis). I’m not comparing the two I am just saying he could be like Lewis or he could be like Kindle… only time will tell on this prospect.
2nd Round (Pick 48): Jimmie Ward FS (Northern Illinois)
IMO he is the best COVERAGE free safety in this year’s draft. Although he is small and two small safeties isn’t ideal but their instincts make up for more than enough of their lack of size. Would make a dangerous duo with Elam in the secondary and fill a void left by Ed Reed.
3rd Round (Pick 79): Terrance West RB (Towson)
Scouts have been clamoring about the small school prospect and I assume the secret is out on all of his achievements. Ravens like him, scouts like him, I like him, you like him, don’t let us down. Draft him please!
3rd Round (Compensatory Pick 99): Brandon Coleman WR (Rutgers)
Two former Rutgers players that I absolutely loved at the beginning of draft season was Tom Savage (secret is out about him) and Brandon Coleman. Coleman possesses rare height that many look for in a wide receiver. Standing as the tallest wide receiver in the draft class Coleman is a perfect target for Flacco for jump balls and redzone targets. Perfect fit for Flacco and this dynamic offense.
4th Round (Compensatory Pick 134): C.J. Fiedorowicz TE (Iowa)
The blocking tight end that everyone wants and what Kubiak is needs for his ZBS. Brian Parini has groomed many tight ends over in Houston and should do in Baltimore. CJ would be a terrific blocker while getting groomed as a pass catcher from Barini.
4th Round (Compensatory Pick 138): Caraun Reid DT (Princeton)
I say it again Ngata not signing an extension definitely means something, retirement, leaving, something is going to leave a huge hole on that defensive front. Caraun Reid can fill that void. Although he didn’t play in the most competitive conference (Ivy) he dominated in that conference. And he silenced critics at the Senior Bowl when he showed what he was made off.
5th Round (Compensatory Pick 175): Michael Schofield OT (Michigan)
The other tackle out of Michigan has not created nearly as much buzz as his teammate, Taylor Lewan but he should be no snub. He has played as guard and tackle in college so he is versatile if Wagner comes out of nowhere and becomes great. Ozzie likes his versatile big men so here is a guy that can move around the Ravens line.
6th Round (Pick 194): Aaron Colvin CB (Oklahoma)
A classic Ozzie pick here. A cornerback who had the potential to go very high in this draft but after an ACL tear the top-100 prospect has dramatically dropped. A project to groom up and as Ozzie always says, "You can never have enough good corners."