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Ravens seven round mock draft: How will free agency impact the Ravens draft plans?

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First Round: Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

The Ravens have drastically improved its wide receiving corps with the addition of Michael Crabtree. Crabtree allows the Ravens to have more flexibility with the 16th overall pick. However, Ozzie Newsome still is going to want depth in the receiving corps, and Ridley won’t have as much pressure put on him with Crabtree in Baltimore. With no premier offensive lineman available, the Ravens still take the best wide receiver in the draft, and will allow him to step into a complementary role as a rookie, instead of being thrown in as the top receiver on the team.

Second Round: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Few tight ends of the type of dynamic receiving ability that Gesicki brings. The former Nittany Lion’s highlight reel is loaded with incredible catches that Gesicki has made. Gesicki ran a solid 4.54 in the 40 yard dash. He’s a pure receiving tight end, something Joe Flacco desperately needs. With Gesicki, the revamped Ravens offense continues to add dynamic pass catchers.

Third Round: Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas

The Ravens were unable to afford center Ryan Jensen, who had breakout season in 2017. In searching for premier skill players, the Ravens miss out on the top two centers available, Billy Price and James Daniels. Though in the third round, Baltimore is able to snag Frank Ragnow, a talented center from Arkansas, who was rated by some as the top center in the class before the 2017 season. Ragnow will immediately be able to step in and take the starting job at center.

Fourth Round: Davin Bellamy, LB, Georgia

Bellamy certainly wasn’t the most heralded player on an extremely talented Georgia defense in 2017, but he was a key contributor. Bellamy would be a great fit for the Ravens opposite C.J. Mosley. He’s a versatile linebacker used as both a middle linebacker and a pass rusher at Georgia. He’ll be an upgrade over Patrick Onwuasor.

Fifth Round: Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State

The Ravens finally addressed the need for a big bodied, possession receiver by adding Crabtree. Though why not go bigger? Lazard stands at 6’5”, and certainly knows how to use his size. Like Gesicki, Lazard will be a great red-zone weapon the Ravens.

Sixth Round: Kentavius Street, DL, N.C. State

Street has been one of the more impressive players in the pre-draft process. After being overshadowed by Bradley Chubb on the N.C. State defensive line, Street showed scouts his talent in the East-West Shrine Game and again at the Senior Bowl. Street’s pass rushing skills were very impressive. He would add solid depth to the Ravens defensive front.

Sixth Round: Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

Jackson is a tough, slippery runner, who is very tough to bring down. The Northwestern product was excellent at the Combine, helping his draft stock. He may not have the best build, but this elusive runner could be a good change of pace runner for the Ravens, or a pass catching back.

Seventh Round: Marcell Frazier, EDGE, Missouri

Frazier got to step into the spotlight at Missouri this year, and had a strong senior season, finishing as a second team All-SEC. Frazier had seven sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in 2017.