1. North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury elevated his draft stock Friday with an impressive workout. The Ravens are looking to upgrade their interior offensive line, but Bradley will be on plenty of teams' radars after this Combine performance.
Pundits feel like his performance has moved him into late first-round territory, and the Ravens pick at No. 22.
Bradley is one of three centers that Hall of Fame NFL executive Gil Brandt likes very much in this draft. The others two are Erik McCoy of Texas A&M and Michael Deiter of Wisconsin. McCoy said he felt comfortable playing either guard or center, and his versatility could be valuable should the Ravens decide to select him.
"I played guard pretty much every spring I was at A&M," McCoy said. "I have a lot of experience at center just game-wise. I feel like guys see that on tape and they like it a lot."
2. Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler, a Baltimore native, is working with two big-time former NFL wide receivers to prepare for the draft – Anquan Boldin and Calvin Johnson. Butler moved from Baltimore to Houston as a youngster, but said Baltimore laid the foundation for his tenacity.
"Baltimore, everyone knows it's a rough place," Butler said. "But it's a city that taught me a lot. You gotta be a dawg. You can't take no days off. You gotta go out there and eat and it's a dog eat dog world. Every day I take that with me."
3. Alabama running back Josh Jacobs has been linked to the Ravens in several mock drafts, but the Crimson Tide has another running back at the Combine in Damien Harris who could be a potential Ravens target. Harris looked cut weighing in at 216 pounds, and he also had an impressive 37-inch vertical leap to go along with a 40-yard dash at 4.57 seconds Friday
4. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he wanted to be chosen by the team that best fits his skill set. Haskins did not indicate which team he thought that would be.
"For me it's about being with the right franchise, being with the right team and win a Super Bowl," Haskins said. "Whether I'm the first
quarterback taken, it's all a blessing regardless of where I'm going or what pick it is per se. But I don't really care how it works out, quarterback No. 1 or quarterback No. 2."
5. Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary didn't help himself with a 4.66 time in the 40-yard dash Friday. Scouts were expecting something quicker.
6. Florida State offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor is a huge fan of two former Ravens – Hall of Fame left tackle Jonathan Ogden and Michael Oher. "Big, physical guy – I used to love watching him," Taylor said of Ogden. "Michael Oher back then, too." Taylor is expected to be a top-10 pick, so following in Ogden and Oher's footsteps with the Ravens seems unlikely."
7. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is still living in a fishbowl, surrounded by the media during his Friday press conference. However, Murray said things had become slightly less chaotic in his life since he announced his decision to choose the NFL of major league baseball.
"I guess you could say a weight (lifted)," Murray said. "When it was all out there, knowing that everybody's wondering what I was going to do, I would wake up and I would hear that stuff on the TV. Now that it's out there, I can say it has been kind of a relief just to be able to work on football, get my body right and to work on football. I guess you could say that."
8. Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh would surely like Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams' attitude about fumbling. Williams fumbled just once in 600 rushing attempts during college, something that won't hurt his stock in the draft.
"I am proud because that's something that I worked on," Williams said. "That's something along with pass protection that I made a focal point. At the end of the day you don't want to have any fumbles and I'm still working at it."