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Ravens Draft Scenarios: Todd McShay

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ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay put together another mock draft but this one is much different from may others we've all seen. In his mock, McShay makes a pick for each team, but gives alternative scenarios for that pick depending on who is available when the team's slot comes up in the draft. Unfortunately, the story titled Multi-Option Mock Draft, it is part of ESPN Insider, which you must have a paid subscription to view in its entirety, so here is what McShay sees the Baltimore Ravens doing with their 29th pick, along with his alternative scenarios:

29: Baltimore Ravens (Record 12-4) Top Needs: G, OLB, LOT, DE, ILB, RB

Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

Scenario 1: The Ravens would likely prefer to trade up or back to get better value. In this class moving back five or six spots and adding an extra pick is the better option because the board is thin at their need positions at this point and the Ravens have not historically been a team that reaches for players.

Scenario 2: Smith has the skill to contribute right away, and he would provide a backup plan in the event Ed Reed's durability issues surface again.
Scenario 3: Guard is a need area, and Wisconsin's Kevin Zeitler fits the Ravens' tough attitude. Northwestern State's Amini Silatolu is a more talented player, but there are questions about his ability to absorb an NFL system and play immediately.
Scenario 4: Add help at linebacker. There is no inside linebacker worth this pick, but McClellin is the kind of versatile front-seven defender Baltimore can't get enough of.
Scenario 5: Left tackle is also a need, and Adams has the tools to come off the board in this range, but he might not have the grind-it-out-mentality the Ravens look for.