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Baltimore Ravens 2012 NFL Mock Draft Scenario #8 (Final)

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Scenario #2 Scenario #4 Scenario #6

Trades (All based on 2012 trade value chart)

  • Baltimore’s 3rd (91st) and 5th (164th) for Houston’s 4th (99th) and other 4th (121st)

1. - Courtney Upshaw - OLB - 6'1" 270 lbs - Alabama

2. - Peter Konz - OC - 6'5" 314 lbs - Wisconsin

4. from Houston) - Brandon Brooks - OG - Miami (Ohio)

4. from Houston) - Greg Childs - WR - 6'3" 220 lbs - Arkansas

4. Comp) - Christian Thompson - FS - 6'0" 211 lbs - South Carolina St.

5. Comp) - Derek Wolfe - DT - 6'5" 295 lbs - Cincinnati.

6. - Ryan Steed - CB - 5'11" 195 lbs - Furman

7. - Vontaze Burfict - ILB - 6'1" 248 lbs - Arizona St.

Notes on the picks.

Courtney Upshaw

  • This has been one of the most popular picks for the Ravens over the last few weeks, and it is for all the right reasons. Upshaw is a relentless pass rusher in the mold of AFC North rival, James Harrison, in my opinion. While he is not the tallest guy out there, he sure is strong. Joe Hortiz said so himself that it was "a shame what he did to SEC Tight Ends." Upshaw drops because teams are not sure which position he will play in the NFL. Ozzie will find a place for him....
  • 2012 NFL Combine - Workout
  • NFL Network - First Draft
  • vs. LSU 2011 (BCS Championship)
  • Highlights

Peter Konz

  • Yes, the Ravens scoop up Konz with the 61st pick. Due to injury concerns and not working out at either the combine or his pro day, Konz falls towards the bottom of the 2nd round and Ozzie grabs a player who many thought was a 1st round pick. A trade up to get Konz would be a more likely scenario, but all in all, I just don't see him getting drafted in the top 45 or even top 50 picks. It was even mentioned that Baltimore is not as high on Konz as many people think they are or should be. But what Konz did for Monte Ball last year was incredible.
  • NFL Network - First Draft
  • 2010 Draft Analysis
  • vs. Ohio State 2011
  • vs. Nebraska 2011

Brandon Brooks

  • After trading out of the 3rd round to grab both of Houston's 4th round picks, Ozzie once again addresses the interior offensive line with the selection of Brooks. Brooks has been on the rise lately, going from a 5th-6th round prospect to now being talked about as a possible 2nd day pick. The one thing that people have noticed with Brooks is that he is a physically imposing athlete. Brooks relies on his sheer strength and athleticism to win his one on one's.
  • Draft Profile
  • Bulldozing at the pro day.

Greg Childs

  • If not for a knee injury in 2010, Childs might have been talked about as a 1st round pick. The size, speed, and ability are all there. Unfortunately, it looked like the injury from 2 years ago carried over into 2011 where Childs only recorded 21 receptions for 240 yards. If he can prove he is healthy, Childs could end up as one of the gems in this years draft.
  • 2012 NFL Combine - Workout
  • NFL Network - Draft Profile
  • Highlights 1
  • Highlights 2

Christian Thompson

  • Thompson would provide good depth to a depleted Safety group as well as a special teams presence, which he was a stand out in with South Carolina St. Thompson is a heavy hitting safety who was originally a part of the Auburn Tigers team, but transferred to SC St. Thompson has stated that he has been in contact with Ed Reed, and how much he looks up to Reed as a player. Would be a nice fit here.
  • 2012 NFL Combine - Workout
  • vs. Bethune 2011

Derek Wolfe

  • Here is another player that made a serious name for himself after his pro-day. Wolfe is a 3 year starter for the Bear Cats and an ideal 3-4 DE. Wolfe was able to finish up the 2011 season with a staggering 70 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. His stellar senior season led Wolfe to becoming the first Big East Defensive Player of the Year in school history.
  • 2012 NFL Combine - Workout
  • Highlights
  • vs. Vanderbilt 2011

Ryan Steed

  • Over his career at small school, Furman University, Steed registered 180 tackles, 38 passes defensed and notched 14 interceptions. A former highly recruited basketball star out of high school, Steed decided to pursue his love for football.
  • Highlights 1 (pretty good)
  • Highlights 2 (even better)

Vontaze Burfict

  • How could we not do a mock scenario without the Great Burfict? There is really no explanation needed, we all know what this guy brings (or doesn't bring). Either way, using the 236th selection on him might not be so bad. I will however spare you on having to watch that horrific combine performance.

Thank you everyone for reading these and giving your input. I hope you all enjoyed. The real show happens tomorrow and lets see if I ended up picking the brain of Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta and maybe get a pick or 2 right.