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2016 NFL Draft: Baltimore Ravens hold the 4th spot as of week 12

With a win, the Ravens propel themselves to the 4th overall spot in the 2016 NFL Draft. With their starting quarterback and running back both heading to injured reserve due to injuries against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they should be favorites for the top spot by the end of the season.

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The Baltimore Ravens won their third game of the 2015 NFL season, but lost their starting quarterback and running back on the day. With the win, they jump from the third spot they have been holding in the 2016 NFL Draft and into the fourth spot according to Dan Kadar.

1. Cleveland Browns: 2-8 (.500 strength of schedule)
2. San Diego Chargers: 2-8 (.513 SOS)
3. Tennessee Titans: 2-8 (.519 SOS)
4. Baltimore Ravens: 3-7 (.494 SOS)

As you can see, had the Ravens lost the game, they would be in the driver's seat with the first pick in the NFL Draft as of right now. Their strength of schedule being lower than even the Browns, a 2-8 record would re-rank everyone a spot lower as the Ravens take the number 1 ranking.

The league has another 6 games left, and without their starting quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and center; the Ravens should be the front-runner for that coveted first draft selection. What they will do with it is anyone's guess as general manager Ozzie Newsome is known for trading back to gain more selections. However, with the top spot, the Ravens could fall in love with any of the top talents coming into the 2016 NFL Draft and select them right there.

The talk as of right now is that edge rusher Joey Bosa is the player expected to go at the top spot. With the scouting combine happening in February, prospects will continue to jockey for position as the top of their position groups. Since the Ravens have a few holes on both offense and defense, most notably at wide receiver, cornerback, and pass rusher, they could target a few different spots depending on how things shake out.