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Draft Analyst's Mock Has Ravens Ignoring Defense

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Dan Kadar from SB Nation has posted a Mock Draft by so-called "Draft Analyst" Chris Steuber, who has written for Scout.com and NFL Draft Scout. The article states that Steuber is now the Director of Player Personnel for the Arena Football League's Georgia Force and the fact he is not working for an NFL team might be part of the reason why he made the selections he did for the Baltimore Ravens in his recent two-round Mock Draft.

Steuber has the Ravens using the 26th pick in the first round on offensive tackle, Derek Sherrod from Mississippi State, and their second round pick on wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan of Troy.

Perhaps I could understand and he could justify not selecting a defensive player in the first round, especially based on Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's 'Best Player Available' theory. However, not getting a pass rusher n the first two rounds just sounds whacked to me, knowing how our lack of pressure on the opposing QB has been such a glaring weakness the past two seasons.

Be it a defensive end or a hybrid linebacker, either one with a knack of getting to the QB would improve the Ravens significantly more than any other position. Unless the Ravens have identified a potential pass rusher in free agency that they think would be a better fit, I would bet that the team will use at least one of their first two picks to address this obvious need.

No offense, but for one, I am glad that Mr. Steuber is not drafting for the Baltimore Ravens!