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Fourth round depth important for the Baltimore Ravens in upcoming NFL Draft

Three picks within five spots the biggest hit or miss of draft?

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This year the Baltimore Ravens have acquired quadruplets in the form of 4th round selections. Specifically, from 130-134 the Charm City squad possess 3 picks and will need to find players that can participate and become NFL players.

How did this happen?

The Ravens acquired the 130th overall pick when they traded a fifth round pick and Gino (YPC killer) Gradkowski in return. Baltimore also received 2 4th round compensatory selections, leaving them dominating the 4th round with four picks at their disposal.

Former 4th round picks include:

Za'Darius Smith
Javorius Allen
Lorenzo Taliaferro
Kyle Juszczyk
Dennis Pitta
Le'Ron McClain
Jarrett Johnson
Brandon Stokley

In 20 years this group is no doubt a good haul. From B-Z you'll see playmakers and NFL worthy talents. Brandon Stokley was the first Raven to ever score a Super Bowl touchdown. Dennis Pitta also bagged a Super Bowl touchdown. Le'Ron McClain and his 82 yard TD run. Jarrett Johnson coming back to sign a one day deal to ensure his retirement as a Baltimore Raven. And now we still have four of those players on the list active for next season.

If Baltimore can nail two fourth rounders again the team will definitely be in business for success. Don't just watch the first round this year Ravens fans, this will be worth the watch.