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Mike Mayock's final position-by-position rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft

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We have Mike Mayock's final position-by-position rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft and boy are they glorious. We take a look at which positions the Ravens might target in the first round and which players might be the best options for them from those positions.

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Mike Mayock is one of the premier draft analysts of the NFL. So much so that the NFL Network hired him to do exactly that. As we recently covered, Mayock is going to unveil his one and only mock draft of the year later tonight, but we might be able to get some insight into the players that will be picked based on his rankings.

The Ravens have very few needs going into the top end of this draft. Even though the Ravens clearly draft based on best player available, look for the Ravens to go into the first round with only a few positions highlighted for selection. Below are those positions that the Ravens would likely pick in the first round as well as Mayock's rankings within.

Cornerback
1. Trae Waynes, Michigan State 
2. Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest 
3. Marcus Peters, Washington 
4. Jalen Collins, LSU 
5. Byron Jones, Connecticut

Rise: Johnson (4)
Fall: Collins (2), Eric Rowe, Utah (T-5)

We've covered how the Ravens could seriously still use help in the secondary. Many mock drafts have Marcus Peters available to the Ravens at the 26th pick and Baltimore selecting him. While not a bad selection, I'm not completely sold on Peters ability and definitely not sold on his red flags. While I'd support the Ravens with the selection of Peters, I feel that the Ravens could get good depth in the later rounds and go after a much better player that will make an immediate impact in the first round.

Edge rusher
1. Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida 
2. Bud Dupree, Kentucky 
3. Vic Beasley, Clemson 
4. Randy Gregory, Nebraska 
5. Shane Ray, Missouri

Rise: Dupree (4)
Fall: Gregory (2)

Here is what I honestly think will happen. The Ravens could use pass rush depth behind Suggs and Dumervil since they are getting older. With both Shane Ray and Randy Gregory coming out with their issues, the top 20 might not be for them any longer. The Ravens love to steal players like this if they feel that they can handle the flags that they bring with them. Both players could still be on the board by the time the Ravens pick and both have tremendous talent that would be worthy of a selection. I truly do think that the Ravens select whichever is available with their first round pick.

Tight end
1. Maxx Williams, Minnesota 
2. Clive Walford, Miami (Fla.) 
3. Tyler Kroft, Rutgers 
4. Blake Bell, Oklahoma 
5. Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State

Rise: Kroft (4)
Fall: Bell (3)

The Ravens have made it no secret that they want to get a tight end in-house before the start of the season, so Ozzie Newsome and company could make a first round selection of Maxx Williams. However, I haven't really seen the tight end group look so hot by any mock draft or even in my viewing and I can't imagine the Ravens will select Williams in the first round. Especially not with Martellus Bennett apparently on the trading block.

Wide receiver
1. Kevin White, West Virginia 
2. Amari Cooper, Alabama 
3. DeVante Parker, Louisville 
4. Breshad Perriman, Central Florida 
5. Nelson Agholor, USC

Fall: Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri (T-5)

Wide receiver has been a crap shoot in the NFL forever now and especially for the Ravens. While Baltimore needs a wide receiver to pair up with Flacco, especially with the loss of Torrey Smith and Steve Smith not getting any younger. As we covered before, Baltimore can go in a few different directions with who they choose based on what they want to do, but it looks like they might have an option of DeVante Parker, Breshad Perriman or Dorial Green-Beckham. All three have been mocked to the Ravens in the first round and all have their qualities that make them both good and bad options for the first round. Simply put, no one knows what is going to happen here and how any of these picks will ultimately pan out.

Running back
1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin 
2. Todd Gurley, Georgia 
3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska 
4. Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.) 
5. Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Fall: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (T-5)

At this point in the draft process, it looks like both Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley will be selected before the Ravens can get on the clock. Ameer Abdullah and Duke Johnson just simply aren't first round talents.