Mock Draft Monitor 4.0

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We're past the NFL Scouting Combine and starting pro days.

Let's see who draftniks have the Ravens taking at No. 26.
For reference:MDM 1.0 | MDM 2.0 | MDM 3.0

NFL.com, Pat Kirwan
Posted March 2
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
Junior; 6-foot-1, 200 pounds; 67 receptions, 1,055 yards, 12 touchdowns
"The Ravens have a fine offense with very little speed at wide receiver. Smith can fly and he has return skills. He's a nice complement to Anquan Boldin."

NFL.com, Charles Davis
Posted March 2
CB Brandon Harris, Miami
Junior; 5-11, 195; 44 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 1 interception
"Ravens still hang their hat on defense, and a young corner would help."

CBS Sports, Rob Rang
Posted March 6
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
"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 [group]. 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."

CBS Sports, Chad Reuter
Posted March 6
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
"Smith could be the speedy deep threat QB Joe Flacco needs to stretch defenses."

CBS Sports, Pete Prisco
Posted March 2
OLB Justin Houston, Georgia
Junior; 6-3, 270; 56 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 interception
"They didn't get what was expected from Jarrett Johnson last season and Sergio Kindle is still a question mark."

FOX Sports, Peter Schrager
Posted March 3
G/C Mike Pouncey, Florida
Senior; 6-4, 310
"Oh, baby. What better way to spice up the already vitriolic Ravens-Steelers rivalry than pitting twin brothers up against each other for the next decade. Though the Ravens have more pressing needs at defensive back than they do on their offensive line, they'd certainly love to scoop up an elite interior lineman like Pouncey if he slips to 26. Capable of playing either center or guard, I could see Baltimore starting him out at the latter, letting him learn from 14-year veteran Matt Birk, and then moving him to center once Birk's Baltimore playing days are done. Everyone I spoke with was blown away with Pouncey's build, strength, quickness, and overall love and enthusiasm for the game at the C combine."

The Baltimore Sun, Matt Vensel
Posted March 2
G/C Mike Pouncey, Florida
"The Ravens have the need for a speedy wideout, a physical cornerback and another pass rusher. But if coach John Harbaugh is serious about beefing up the running game, he would be wise to take Pouncey, the top interior lineman in the draft. And no, I'm not just saying that because I want to write a cheesy column about a sibling rivalry with his brother, Maurkice, a Pro Bowl center for the Steelers."

National Football Post, Wes Bunting
Posted March 2
OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
Senior; 6-5, 321
"There could be some interest from the Ravens in an offensive tackle if one of the top guys seems to slip this far. Sherrod is a good athlete who has the ability to play on the left side at the next level and allow Michael Oher to kick back over to the right side if need be."

Pro Football Talk, Evan Silva
Posted March 7
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
"Smith is known to be on G.M. Ozzie Newsome's radar as the Ravens' personnel maven works to upgrade the slowest wide receiver corps in football. At 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds with 4.43 speed, Smith is a true vertical threat and would be an instant fan favorite with local ties."

Sporting News, Russ Lande
Posted March 2
WR Leonard Hankerson, Miami
Senior; 6-3, 205; 72 receptions, 1,156 yards, 13 touchdowns

Sports Blog Nation, Brian Galliford
Posted March 7
OT Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
Senior; 6-7, 327
"Baltimore didn't really miss impending free agent Jared Gaither at right tackle last year, but that doesn't mean they can't do better than Marshal Yanda or Oniel Cousins at the position. Carimi has the size and run blocking ability to bookend Michael Oher immediately as a starter."

NewNFLDraft.com
Posted March 4
DE/DT Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
Senior; 6-5, 288; 48 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception
"The Ravens get one of the best 3-4 defensive linemen in this 2011 NFL Mock Draft available. They have their interior line position solidified so they bill on the defensive end position. Heyward had a great Sugar Bowl and he will help an already very good defense with this NFL Draft pick."

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