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The Ravens search for a backup quarterback continues.

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens have done their due diligence on LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a prospect that could either go as high as the second or third round, or fall to the third day.

Mettenberger has at least one character concern, however, as he was accused of sexual battery at a bar in Valdosta, Ga., which led to his dismissal from the University of Georgia. He also has a medical concern with his back, with both items potentially leading to his drop in the draft. Mettenberger tore his ACL against Arkansas last season but was able to throw at his Pro Day.

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Sticking with the backup quarterback theme, Tyrod Taylor will likely face some competition this offseason.

With the top free-agent backups signed, Taylor's competition might come through the draft. Purple Reign Show's Rob Michels writes that the organization needs to bring in a player that is better than a late-round draft pick to compete as a backup on this team.

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The Carroll County Times' Matt Zenitz offers a three-round mock draft. His first-rounder would be a great addition to the Ravens, though it might catch you by surprise.