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Monday Ravens links: Late-round options, small-college prospects

Read what others around the web are writing about the Ravens.

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A lot of focus has been placed on who the Ravens can get in the first round of the upcoming draft this week, whether it's at pick 17 or if it comes via trading back.

While that's important, what about the rest of the draft, where sleepers and underrated prospects can sometimes turn a group into something special? Purple Reign Show's Branden Smith takes a look at some of these late-round prospects and how they could potentially be appealing to the Ravens.

Smith takes a look at every position, picking one player that could be of interest.

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In recent years, the Ravens have made it a point to utilize all of their resources to find players.

One area is to make sure they thoroughly scout smaller schools, places some teams might ignore. This is where the Ravens found Brandon Williams (Missouri Southern State), Asa Jackson (Cal Poly) and Ryan Jensen (Colorado State-Pubelo), to name a few.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun writes that the Ravens are still seeing the value in looking for players from small schools, as there are plenty of players that can contribute at all levels in college.

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The Carroll County Times' Matt Zenitz takes a look at the potential free safety prospects the Ravens could grab, as they're still looking to replace Ed Reed at the position.