2015 Ravens Mock Draft Monitor 3.0

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Pro days are just about finished, meaning there's no more in-person evaluation to do. 

The NFL Draft is less than a month away, and draftniks still are all over the place on who the Ravens will select at No. 26 overall.

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Here's the most recent roundup of mock drafts:

ESPN, Mel Kiper
Posted April 9
CB Marcus Peters, Washington
Junior; 6-foot-0, 190 pounds; 30 tackles, 3 interceptions, 7 passes defensed
"No change here from the last mock. The Ravens could use another pass-catcher, but the tape makes Peters one of the best bets from this draft class to be a useful cornerback right away. Last year, injuries played a big role in Baltimore's pass defense becoming a major liability for the first time in years. You just can't overstate the value of depth at this position. I've noted before Peters has some question marks -- he was dismissed from the team at Washington this past season -- but if it's purely a question of talent, he's a potential steal at this point in the first round. He's more than just a good player; he's the kind of talent that can turn bad throws into points for the defense."

ESPN, Todd McShay
Posted March 30
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona StateJunior; 6-foot-3, 212 pounds; 82 receptions, 1,165 yards, 10 touchdowns
"The Ravens' priorities in this draft have to be upgrading at cornerback and safety, but they could also go with a wide receiver, running back or pass-rusher here depending on how the board shakes out. I have them taking Strong in this scenario as a big-play target to replace Torrey Smith opposite Steve Smith Sr. Strong isn't the burner Torrey Smith was and takes a little time to build up speed, but his 4.44 40 and 42-inch vertical leap are good numbers for a player his size (6-2, 217 pounds), and he shows the ability to separate when the ball is in the air and come down with contested catches."

Sports Illustrated, Peter King
Posted April 1
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
Junior; 6-foot-1, 213 pounds; 343 carries, 2,587 rushing yards, 29 rushing touchdowns, 19 catches, 153 yards, 3 receiving touchdowns
"I have never been one for common wisdom when it comes to predicting the Ravens. Nor has Ozzie Newsome, who must be focusing on corners and receivers. But Gordon dropping this far, even with found money Justin Forsett in the fold, cannot be ignored." 

Sports Illustrated, Don Banks
Posted April 1
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
Senior; 6-foot-1, 175 pounds; 44 tackles, 1 interception, 6 passes defensed*
"*There's not thought to be much mystery to Baltimore's top needs. The Ravens are doing their homework on cornerbacks and receivers, and might wind up taking a couple shots in both of those markets before the draft concludes. Johnson plays a very solid game in all respects and could likely handle a nickel role immediately in Baltimore. The receiving option who might get the longest look from the Ravens at No. 26 is Central Florida's Breshad Perriman, a speedster who would fill the deep threat vacancy created by Torrey Smith's departure for San Francisco in free agency."

NFL Media, Daniel JeremiahPosted March 18DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State
Junior; 6-foot-4, 320 pounds; 35 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble
"The Ravens suffered some big losses in free agency, and adding depth to the defensive line is a priority."

NFL Media, Brian Baldinger
Posted April 6
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest*
*"Year after year, all the Ravens do is sit back at the end of the first round and take the best player available. In this case, Johnson also helps fill a dire need at cornerback."

NFL Media, Bucky Brooks
Posted March 30
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
*Junior; 6- foot-1, 236 pounds; 911 rushing yards, 9 touchdowns, 12 catches, 57 yards
*"Ozzie Newsome excels at finding Pro Bowl talents at the bottom of Round 1. Gurley could be the next candidate based on his remarkable physical tools and rugged running style."

NFL Media, Charles Davis
Posted March 25
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
"Consideration will be given to selecting a CB here, but with Steve Smith, Sr., aging (shhh, don't tell him I said that), and Torrey Smith gone to the 49ers, Strong is needed."

CBS Sports, Rob Rang
Posted April 5
DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska
*Junior; 6-foot-6, 240 pounds; 54 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 passes defensed
*"Failing a drug test at the Scouting Combine is the latest in a string of missteps from Gregory over the past year, which is why the clear-cut top 10 talent is likely to slide on draft day. Pass rushers this gifted generally don't fall far, though. GM Ozzie Newsome has padded his Hall of Fame resume by capitalizing on falling stars like Gregory in the past and the Ravens invited the former Huskers star in for a visit."

CBS Sports, Dane Brugler
Posted April 6
WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
Junior; 6-foot-3, 214 pounds; 50 catches, 1,044 yards, 9 touchdowns
"It's a fair bet that the Ravens will pick a receiver at some point, and Perriman has as much potential as any pass-catcher in this draft class."

The Baltimore Sun, Jon Meoli
Posted April 7
CB Ronald Darby, Florida State
Junior; 5-foot-11, 195 pounds; 43 tackles, 0 interceptions, 4 passes defensed
"Steve Bisciotti's desire to add a cornerback or a pass rusher vindicated my first pick, and I still think someone like Darby here is the move for the Ravens. Other options include Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson and Miami University corner Quinten Rollins, but this is a long-term need that needs filling."

CSN Washington, Ben Standig
Posted April 7
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
"The decision between receiver and corner could come down to perception of depth in later rounds and of course, level of talent available here. Torrey Smith is gone and there isn't a clear replacement. Steve Smith remains, but isn't getting any younger. The 6-foot-3 Strong went for 75-1062-10 last season."

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