This will definitely get some mixed opinions but say one of the top QBs falls to 17 and Cleveland is looking to move up but still wants to keep 26… Would the Ravens draft out of the first round? I know this is the deepest draft in however long and the first round hold some serious talent however if Cleveland were to trade up that would be 950 points for the Ravens 1st… The Ravens could get Cleveland’s high 2nd (35th), high 3rd (71st), and mid 3rd (83rd). That end up being 960 almost equal… Would Ravens fans be ok with that move? What would that mock draft look like? Well here’s my take on what could happen!
Let me know what you guys think!
2nd Round (Pick 35) (From CLE): Jimmie Ward FS (Northern Illinois)
Ward should be here at this pick, a stretch to 48 but at 35 the Ravens get the best coverage safety in the draft. Would make a great safety duo with Elam and make the secondary very good.
2nd Round (Pick 48): Jordan Mathews WR (Vanderbilt)
Great pick here doesn’t have blazing speed but has great hands and knows how to get open, good route runner, great player that can strive in the Ravens offense.
First round talent + Deep WR class= Jordan Mathews in black and purple
3rd Round (Pick 71) (From CLE): Billy Turner OT (North Dakota State)
Plug and play RT. Small school prospect that has the potential to strive at the NFL level. Can learn from the new leader in the locker room in Monroe and become a quality RT.
3rd Round (Pick 79): Terrance West RB (Towson)
He is a local talent that the Ravens have been looking at. Supremely underrated because he comes from the small school of Towson. Do scouts know about his record setting career in college?
3rd Round (Pick 83) (From CLE): Ego Ferguson DT (LSU)
He has played at the 1-technique and 3-technique. Not the best pass rusher but very good during the run. Can groom himself under Ngata and when they shift into the 4-3 Williams and Ferguson can play as the DT when Ngata’s contract is up.
3rd Round (Compensatory Pick 99): C.J. Fiedorowicz TE (Iowa)
He is a big inline blocking TE with the ability to groom his pass catching ability under Pitta and Daniels. Parini would happily groom this kid to become a great TE. Kubiak has been known to use three tight end sets, so C.J. could be seeing the field rather quickly.
4th Round (Compensatory Pick 134): Antone Exum CB/S (Virginia Tech)
Exum was a stellar cornerback at Virginia Tech but was originally a free safety. He fills two positions of need in one player. Can compete with Chykie and Asa for 3rd CB.
4th Round (Compensatory Pick 138): Brett Urban DE (Virginia)
Big body lineman with ability to play anywhere on the line. He would make the loss of Arthur Jones not as severe. A lot of fans have been projecting him and want him as a Raven. Would be very happy with him.
5th Round (Compensatory Pick 175): Brandon Thomas OG (Clemson)
If he didn’t hurt himself during his private workout with the Saints he would be and easy 2nd-3rd round selection. He played LT mostly at Clemson but has experience at RT and guard. A versatile O-lineman steal in the 5th.
6th Round (Pick 194): Aaron Colvin CB (Oklahoma)
He was an early round pick before his injury. Adds a quality CB with high upside-low risk potential and can develop while he heals from injury. He earned All-ACC honors during his career at Oklahoma.
Glenn Carson ILB (Penn State)
Spencer Shuey ILB (Clemson)
Garrett Gilbert QB (SMU)
Bryn Renner QB (UNC)
Dustin Vaughan QB (West Texas A&M)
Colt Lyerla TE (Oregon)
A.C. Leonard TE (Tennessee State)
Marcus Lucas WR (Missouri)
Shaquelle Evans WR (UCLA)
L'Damian Washington WR (Missouri)
Steven Clark P (Auburn)
Cody Mandell P (Alabama)