Mock Draft Monitor 3.0

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Before the NFL Scouting Combine begins, let's take a peek into who draftniks are projecting to the Ravens.
For reference:MDM 1.0 | MDM 2.0

  • ESPN, Mel Kiper
    Posted Feb. 16
    CB Aaron Williams, Texas
    Junior; 6-foot-1, 195 pounds; 45 tackles, 8 pass deflections, 1 sack
    "The Ravens notably didn't take a cornerback with any of their picks in 2010, and Williams is a good fit at this spot in a position of need. A burner, Williams can be overly aggressive sometimes as a guy hunting for the turnover, but combine that trait with a little refinement (and a good pass rush) and you have a player who should create turnovers. Aggressive as a tackler, he fits in with a physical Ravens unit."
  • Sports Illustrated, Don Banks
    Posted Feb. 23
    CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
    Senior; 6-2, 205; 68 tackles, 0 interceptions, 4 pass deflections
    "Smith was virtually unchallenged as a senior with Colorado, and some teams have him rated as the draft's second-best cornerback behind Patrick Peterson. But he has some baggage in the form of maturity issues to deal with, and how he interviews at the combine could go a long way toward determining his first-round fate. Baltimore could also go either receiver or defensive end, so deep threats Titus Young of Boise State and Torrey Smith of Maryland bear mentioning, as does Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward."
  • AOL Fanhouse, Chris Burke
    Posted Feb. 18
    WR Titus Young, Boise State
    Senior; 5-11, 170; 71 receptions, 1,215 yards, 9 touchdowns
    "This guy is flying up draft boards, and he would give the Ravens a young, downfield threat -- something this team is definitely missing. Combine him with Derrick Mason and Anquan Boldin, and you've got a three-man WR group that can stack up with just about any in the AFC."
  • CBSSports.com, Rob Rang
    Posted Feb. 21
    WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
    Junior; 6-1, 200; 67 receptions, 1,055 yards, 12 touchdowns
    "Anquan Boldin remains one of the league's better receivers, but he was invisible in the Ravens' loss to Pittsburgh in the playoffs (one catch for minus-2 yards). T.J. Houshmandzadeh was more productive (three catches for 38 yards) but his critical drop on fourth down ended the game. Perhaps most important, the Ravens need to account for the age of the entire [unit]. Boldin (30), Houshmandzadeh (33) and Derrick Mason (37) would be more effective if supplemented with local product Smith, whose rare speed on the outside could give Joe Flacco the deep threat he needs."
  • CBSSports.com, Chad Reuter
    Posted Feb. 21
    WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
    "Smith could be the speedy deep threat QB Joe Flacco needs to stretch defenses."
  • CBSSports.com, Pete Prisco
    Posted Feb. 10
    CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
    "The corner position has been a problem for the Ravens for a while. It's time they tightened up in that area. Smith reminds some of former Ravens CB star Chris McAlister."
  • National Football Post, Wes Bunting
    Posted Feb. 10
    CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
    "The Ravens not only have to add more talent to their corner spot, but they need to get bigger and more physical outside as well. They were said to like Virginia CB Chris Cook last year. Therefore, I can see Smith getting some looks at the end of round one."
  • Pro Football Talk, Evan Silva
    Posted Feb. 16
    WR Titus Young, Boise State
    "The inability of Baltimore's receivers to separate from defensive backs was their* *undoing in the playoffs.  Separation skills are a strong suit for Young, who's generated DeSean Jackson comparisons after averaging 17.11 yards per catch as a senior."
  • Scout.com, John Crist
    Posted Feb. 9
    OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
    Senior; 6-7, 308
    "With Oher most likely a better blocker at right tackle, Castonzo has a chance to headline in Flacco's new and improved version of 'The Blind Side.'"
  • FootballsFuture.com, Robert Davis
    Posted Feb. 8
    DE J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
    Junior; 6-6, 292; 62 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 interception
    "Depending on how the offensive tackle situation plays out, they could opt for Watt's teammate, Gabe Carimi. Watt would bring youth to the defensive line, but has the type of attitude to fit in and give the team another standout performer on the defensive side of the ball."
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