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What Position Will the Ravens Draft in The First Round in 2017

Lets think a year ahead. Don't hate me.

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The Ravens roster is at the moment devoid of any clear holes. But if one were to look a year down the road, it is easy to pinpoint which position cold be looked into.

The selection of Kenneth Dixon will likely bump the need for a bell cow running back down the list, even if the 2017 class is likely to change the direction the league is heading in.

The obvious future needs to become at positions that have been mentioned as issues the past few years: Pass Rusher and Cornerback. Kamalei Correa replaces one of Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs. Not both. While some may point at Matt Judon being groomed as the future rush linebacker, his three cone time of 7.67 will keep him from being an elite rusher. Shareece Wright should not be counted on for the long term. If the Ravens want to get more turnovers, a ballhawk will be required across Jimmy Smith. Both Jalen Ramsey and Marcus Peters were highly valued by the Ravens brass.

Let's say the Ravens will pick in the low teens. On the pass rushing front, Lorenzo Carter from Georgia and Charles Harris from Missouri could be names to follow. At cornerback, Tre'Davius White from LSU and Cameron Sutton from Tennessee could also be a name to follow.

Some underrated positions who could become first round needs include wide receiver and safety. If Breshad Perriman proves that he is a year behind in his development, the Ravens could look to the first round to replace Steve Smith. Travin Dural cold be a player looked at. If Lardarius Webb's safety experiment goes awry with his slight body not being able to withstand the position's physicality, Jamal Adams could be a player looked at.

Of course, these names are to be taken with a grain of salt. We are still a long way away.