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Friday Ravens links: Tight ends, Jimmy Smith

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Eric Ebron is among the tight ends Purple Reign Show takes a look at.
Eric Ebron is among the tight ends Purple Reign Show takes a look at.
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Tight end is a definite position the Ravens could upgrade during this draft.

And in case you needed a one-stop shop that breaks down each tight end via projected round, head on over to Purple Reign Show, where writer Will Grabill has compiled a list of players that could be of interest to the Ravens.

Leading the way, of course, is North Carolina's Eric Ebron. But the list is thorough and breaks down each potential tight end and what they could bring to the franchise.

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With the Ravens picking up the fifth-year option on Jimmy Smith's contract, it's clear the organization wants him to stick around for quite some time.

As CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown writes, Smith not becoming a free agent until 2016 means the Ravens have more time to strike a long-term deal. With the way Smith progressed during the 2013 season, there's a belief that he can emerge as one of the NFL's better corners over time.

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Russell Street Report's Kyle Casey breaks down the draft prospects available along the interior offensive line, and how they could mesh with the Ravens' offensive line.