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Ravens morning links: Jimmie Ward profile, two-tight end sets and more

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Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward appears to be at the top of the next-tier safeties.

Of course, Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor have often been cited as the top two. From there, it appears to be a considerable drop off. The Ravens need a safety but are picking at 17th overall in the first round, meaning it would be tough to see Clinton-Dix or Pryor fall to them.

Therefore, Ward is an intriguing potential option in the second round. Phil Gentile of Purple Reign Show posted a draft profile of Ward so that Ravens fans can get a better look at the prospect.


Dennis Pitta will have a quality dual-threat tight end to work in tandem with.

The Ravens announced the signing of Owen Daniels last week, giving their offense a duo that can create mismatch problems for a lot of defenses around the NFL. Both should thrive in Gary Kubiak's offense, which likes to get the ball to the tight end over the middle of the field.

Mike Randall at Baltimore Sports and Life has a great breakdown of why the two tight ends should be successful working with one another.


The Ravens do have four inside linebackers on the roster at this time, but could use another one. Or perhaps two.

At least that's the thinking of John Harbaugh, who believes the position could be upgraded.'s Ryan Mink writes that the Ravens could use more depth at inside linebacker.


The Ravens have made plenty of moves this offseason, all to bolster an offense that struggled in 2013.'s Clifton Brown writes that the organization is hoping that the changes on offense result in a better offense.