The Ravens' top needs for this draft class are receiver, cornerback, safety and pass-rusher.
The NFL Network's Mike Mayock, on a conference call, was asked for his take on what the Ravens are likely, or should do, with the 26th overall pick in the first round. Mayock made mention of Baltimore's skill at picking a top player regardless of position, and that they won't move down the board to take someone just because he fits a position of need.
That said, Mayock believes that in this class, the 26th overall pick very well could be a receiver for the Ravens.
"If you were just to kind of say put a gun to my head right now, I'd say wide receiver makes the most sense, and I think it will be deep enough to get a good football player in the first or second round," Mayock said.
In a lot of mock drafts, the Ravens have been linked to former Missouri and Oklahoma wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, Michigan's Devin Funchess and Arizona State's Jaelen Strong.
As for defensive back, Mayock isn't sold on the notion the Ravens need to take a safety because the class is weak. However, there are some corners Mayock could see the Ravens taking in the first three rounds.
"Kevin Johnson from Wake Forest, P.J. Williams from Florida State, the kid from Oregon, [Ifo] Ekpre-Olomu who hurt his ACL, he could be a steal especially if he dropped into the second round, he could be quite a steal," Mayock said. "Quinten Rollins, the basketball player from Miami of Ohio, a second or third round, really interesting. Eric Rowe, corner/safety from Utah, I like that kid."