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Mock Draft Monitor 2.0

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Here’s a round-up of mock drafts projecting who the Ravens will take at pick No. 32.


With the scouting combine now in the rear-view mirror, the draft picture is starting to become a little clearer.

The combine is a key piece of the evaluation process for NFL teams and it has led to some changes in the early mock drafts.

Here’s a look at who the draftniks expect the Ravens to take with pick No. 32.

Sports Illustrated, Don Banks
Posted Feb. 27
ILB Alec Ogletree, Georgia
Junior, 6-foot-2, 242 pounds; 111 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 touchdown
“For now, until he runs a better 40 at his pro day, I'm working under the assumption that Manti Te'o might have dropped himself out of first-round contention with that 4.82 in the 40 at the combine. Ogletree has character issues that make teams wary, including a recent DUI, but Baltimore isn't afraid to take chances on a special player with a red flag or two.”

FOXSports.com, Peter Schrager
Posted Feb. 28
ILB Kevin Minter, LSU
Senior, 6-foot-2, 244 pounds; 130 tackles, 1 interception, 4 sacks
“The Baltimore defense will have to reload this offseason. Cary Williams, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger and Danell Ellerbe all could be playing elsewhere next season, and we know Ray Lewis isn’t coming back. I don’t believe Manti Te’o is worthy of a first-round pick, but I really like Minter. A lot. I’m not a huge fan of drafting middle linebackers in the first round, but Minter brings the goods — and though he will never be Lewis (or even Ellerbe) — he can start right away and make plays for the defending champions.”

NFL.com,  Gil Brandt
Posted Feb. 26
ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Senior, 6-2, 255; 113 tackles, 7 interceptions, 1.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery
“His 40 time (4.82 seconds) was not very impressive, but I think Te'o (6-1 1/4, 241) plays a lot faster than that mark indicates. He was just too productive in college to not make it into the first round.”

NFL.com, Daniel Jeremiah
Posted March 1
ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
“The Ravens have a need at inside linebacker and Te'o would slide right in as a Day 1 starter. He's not in the same stratosphere as Ray Lewis coming into the draft but he should have a solid career and fill a need for Baltimore's defense.”

CBSSports.com, Rob Rang
Posted Feb. 26
ILB Kevin Minter, LSU
“Ray Lewis isn't just a Hall of Famer, he's proven to be the lifeblood of the Ravens for much of his career and walks out as a Super Bowl champion. With Dannell Ellerbe slated for free agency, the Ravens could be in the market for help at inside linebacker. Minter wasn't as impressive at the combine as he was on tape, measuring in smaller (6-0, 242) and slower (4.81) than scouts had hoped. However, he enjoyed one of the greatest seasons by any inside linebacker in LSU history with 130 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss in 2012. General manager Ozzie Newsome has made a career out of "rescuing" falling stars and could be in position to do precisely that again with Minter.”

CBSSports.com, Dane Brugler
Posted Feb. 26
ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
“The Ravens are World Champions, but they also have needs all over their defense, including at middle linebacker where Ray Lewis leaves a gaping hole. Te'o certainly has a lot of question marks regarding all the off-field hoopla but would offer good value with the final pick in the first round.”

WalterFootball.com
Posted Feb. 28
DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
Junior, 6-3, 320; 55 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 1 sack
“This pick is all about figuring out which player will fall to the Ravens. Ozzie Newsome frequently scoops up plummeting prospects, and there's no reason to believe that this year will be any different. The tumbling prospect could easily be Johnathan Hankins because he looked sluggish at the Combine and consequently ran slowly.  Terrence Cody is a bust. He was playing behind Ma'ake Kemoeatu in his third season. Kemoeatu is a 34-year-old free agent, so the Ravens may want to bring in a new nose tackle this offseason.”

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