This time around, the Ravens have more picks.
Though we're still waiting on the official compensatory picks to come in, I've decided to use these projections from The Philadelphia Inquirer to get a better depiction of what a Ravens class could look like. The paper believes the Ravens will get one fifth-round (Cary Williams) and two fourth-round (Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe) compensatory picks.
Of course, this is just for fun. I'll be happy to land the first-rounder. I don't expect to get anyone else correct, especially at this time of the offseason. To refresh your memory, here's the last Baltimore Beatdown mock draft.
Anyway, here's the Ravens seven-round mock:
First round (17th overall pick): Notre Dame OL Zack Martin
Mike Evans and Eric Ebron are trending upward and the rest of the receiver class seems deep enough to get a quality receiver in a later round. Therefore, getting a lineman in the first round could be seen as priority.
Martin fits the mold of a prototypical Ravens lineman. He's versatile in that he can play both guard and tackle. Drafting Martin could address both the positions in one pick, depending on whether the Ravens can keep either Eugene Monroe or Michael Oher in free agency.
Second round: Fresno State WR Davante Adams
Adams is a play-maker that can not only make the reliable catch, but he can turn it into a big gain after the fact. Adams led the nation with 1,719 yards and 24 touchdowns, impressing each week on the football field. He'd be a dangerous addition to a Ravens offense in search of more threats in the passing game.
Third round: Towson RB Terrance West
The Ravens want to bolster their rushing attack and what better way to do that than to add someone that seems to be the prototype for Gary Kubiak's offense. West is a downhill runner with a lot of power. He totaled a staggering 2,509 yards and 41 touchdowns in the Tigers' runner-up season. John Harbaugh wants more running backs on his roster and West would be an ideal fit.
Fourth round (potential compensatory): Colorado State TE Crockett Gillmore
Gillmore has a big frame at 6-6 and 260 pounds and could be considered a sleeper. Given Kubiak's track record of getting the most out of his tight ends, this could be a great match for both parties. Gillmore is an exceptional blocker known for a nasty mean streak. Though he could work on the receiving element of the position, Gillmore has some soft hands that make him a reliable target to throw to.
Fourth round (potential compensatory): USC DL George Uko
With Arthur Jones expected to leave via free agency, the Ravens could use a young body to add depth to the three-technique spot. Uko fits the bill as a big defensive end at 6-3 and 275 pounds. He has outstanding athleticism and totaled 10 sacks combined over the past two seasons.
Fifth round (potential compensatory): Wyoming S Marqueston Huff
In his first three years, Huff played cornerback before switching to free safety his senior season. He'd add positional depth while battling for a special teams spot on the roster. Plus, he could add depth to two positions, essentially. He's quick, athletic and has a willingness to hit, totaling 127 tackles in 2013.
Sixth round: North Carolina G/C Russell Bodine
Speaking of versatile, Bodine's an offensive lineman that can play both center and guard. It addresses an area of need too, adding depth to both spots on the interior line. Bodine can bend well and plays with great quickness off the snap. At 6-3, 310 pounds, Bodine could be a steal if he's still around in the sixth round.
Seventh round (potential conditional pick in Bryant McKinnie trade with Dolphins): Western Kentucky ILB Andrew Jackson
Jackson could get a look at inside linebacker but he'd be drafted this late to contribute on special teams. He didn't have the senior season he hoped for after being named preseason All-Sun Belt player of the year, but he has the talent to get drafted, albeit late.