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2016 NFL Draft: First mock draft after week 13

There was some worry that the Baltimore Ravens finally hit their stride and would win a few more games to push them out of the top-10 in April's NFL Draft. While the season is far from over and the draft order will continue to change moving forward, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report is doing a mock draft with his updated projections.

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The Ravens would slide down to 4-8 after losing in week 13 to the Miami Dolphins. Along with the loss came the gain of draft spots since the Ravens would go from 8th overall to 5th overall.

There was some worry that the Baltimore Ravens finally hit their stride and would win a few more games to push them out of the top-10 in April's NFL Draft. While the season is far from over and the draft order will continue to change moving forward, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report is doing a mock draft with his updated projections.

With the fifth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select... Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III out of Florida.

Giving the Baltimore Ravens a top-10 pick almost doesn't seem fair. This is a franchise that has sustained its success with late first-round picks. Give front office duo Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta a chance to get a blue-chip player and watch out.

Hargreaves has a chance to be elite. He's not the biggest guy—probably around 5'10"—but he can jump, play physically at the line of scrimmage and has the instincts to make plays on the football down the field. And in Baltimore, he becomes an immediate starter and key defender to build around.

The Ravens need help at a few different spots this offseason and it will be interesting to see who and where the Ravens decide to purge to get room in the cap. Currently, the Ravens need help with rushing the quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback. They could even look towards the offensive line as it is expected that they will be shedding a few of those players at the end of this season both for cost cutting measures and an inability to resign offensive guard Kelechi Osemele.

The choice of Hargreaves is a good one right now and a pick that will likely become popular among fans and analysts. As mentioned by Miller, Hargreaves will be able to come in and immediately start opposite veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith and gives the Ravens some options in the secondary for the first time in quite a while. Even though it doesnt address the pass rush spot, Baltimore will be getting back linebacker Terrell Suggs next season after his second Achilles tear, and they have linebacker Elvis Dumervil on the other side. Both players are getting older, but the Ravens have done well with finding impact players further down the draft board.

For a first look at who the Ravens could pick, it is an interesting selection and one of need. What do you think about it?