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2016 NFL Draft: Ravens workout Buckeyes DE Joey Bosa

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens took a look at Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive End Joey Bosa on Wednesday according to NFL Network's Albert Breer via Twitter. Bosa, who was considered a number one overall pick by many two months ago, has the potential to slide to the Ravens' sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Some have questioned how Bosa would fit into the Ravens defense. Bosa has been projected as a 4-3 defensive end with some limitations as a 3-4 outside linebacker. The 3-4 defense is a formation that the Ravens have been consistent with since 2002 but there doesn't seem to be a lot of questions from the Ravens organization as to how Bosa can transition into a 3-4 outside linebacker.

"He definitely projects well," Ravens Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz noted of Bosa via BaltimoreRavens.com. "I think that he projects to either spot, 4-3 [defensive end] and/or 3-4 outside backer."

Bosa transitioning well into a 3-4 outside linebacker would be great news for the Ravens as the team currently has starting outside linebackers in Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil who are both in their 30's nearing the end of their careers. Both Suggs and Dumervil are excellent players when healthy, but the Ravens saw its defense dip in production during the 2015 season when Suggs was out for the season with a torn Achilles injury. A nice insurance policy in Bosa could go a long way.