Mock Draft Monitor 6.0

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We're into April and the draftniks are really starting to heat up with their predictions. Here's the latest mock drafts that we haven't already posted.
For reference:MDM 1.0 | MDM 2.0 | MDM 3.0 | MDM 4.0 | MDM 5.0

ESPN, Mel Kiper
Posted April 6
CB Jimmy Smith, ColoradoSenior; 6-2, 205
2010 Stats: 68 tackles, 0 interceptions, 4 pass deflections
"Another pick who sticks. The Ravens didn't take a cornerback with any of their picks in 2010 and Smith has proven that he has all the physical tools to back up solid tape. With the Ravens' leadership on defense in the form of Ray Lewis still in place, Smith has a chance to be a steal if he takes direction from the vets. A burner with shut-down skills, good ball awareness and elite size for the position, he adds immediate depth with the chance to start early."

ESPN, Todd McShayPosted April 6
CB Brandon Harris, MiamiJunior; 5-11, 195
2010 Stats: 44 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 1 interception
"With no worthy offensive tackle to fill a need and wide receivers available later who can address holes at that position, this pick comes down to a defensive end like Ohio State's Cameron Heyward or a cornerback like Harris. Heyward comes with some medical concerns after offseason Tommy John surgery on his elbow and the risk might be too great after last year's first-round end, Sergio Kindle, did not play in 2010 because of injury. Colorado CB Jimmy Smith is more talented than Harris but comes with a lot of character flags, and while Harris needs some work he has the speed and athleticism to contribute as a sub-package corner early on and eventually become a starter."

NFL.com, Charles Davis
Posted April 3WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
Junior; 6-foot-1, 200 pounds
2010 Stats: 67 receptions, 1,055 yards, 12 touchdowns
It's not the local ties that land Mr. Smith in Baltimore, it's the speed and the ability to take the top off a zone defense. Otherwise, general manager Ozzie Newsome thinks defense, looking to the defensive backfield.
NFL.com, Pat Kirwan
Posted March 31WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
It appears Smith has slipped out of the first round for some teams, but he has what the Ravens need most of all: Speed. He can take the top off a defense.
NFL.com, Bucky Brooks
Posted March 31WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
The Ravens' lack of speed at wide receiver was evident in their playoff loss, so GM Ozzie Newsome addresses the issue by picking one of the fastest receivers in the draft. Smith's vertical ability will lift the coverage off Anquan Boldin and help Joe Flacco create more explosive plays in the passing game.
NFL.com, Steve Wyche
Posted March 31CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
Smith wouldn't be available this late if not for character concerns. The veteran leadership will keep this immensely talented player in line.
CBS Sports, Rob Rang
Posted April 4
CB Jimmy Smith, ColoradoI've had scouts compare the 6-2, 211-pound Smith to former Ravens Pro Bowler Chris McAlister. If not for off-field concerns, the Buffalo cornerback would be a top 15 pick. Ozzie Newsome is known for his willingness to look past character red flags and consistently find falling stars in the second half of the first round. In Smith, he'd potentially find another one. Even better, Smith would provide help in a key area of need.
CBS Sports, Chad Reuter
Posted April 4
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland
Smith could be the speedy deep threat QB Joe Flacco needs to stretch defenses.
CBS Sports, Clark Judge
Posted March 29
DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
Senior; 6-3, 205;
2010: Suspended; 2009 Stats: 42 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 tackles for loss
Kelly Gregg is 34 and winding down, and Ravens center their club around the middle of the defense.
CBS Sports, Pete Prisco
Posted March 31
CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
He has top-tier talent, but has some questions off the field. But the Ravens have players like Ray Lewis to keep him in line.
Sports Illustrated, Don Banks
Posted March 30
CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
With Matt Birk toward the end of his career, the Ravens could use a guy like Pouncey in the middle of their offensive line. But if the Eagles select the Florida offensive lineman, that should leave Baltimore with its sights set on Smith. The ex-Buffalo cornerback has maturity issues that concern a lot of teams, but he's a top 15 talent and the Ravens put a lot of faith in their veteran locker-room leaders to keep a young player away from major land mines in terms of character problems.
FOX Sports, Peter Schrager
Posted April 2
G/C Mike Pouncey, Florida
Senior; 6-4, 310
Baltimore is one of the more intriguing teams in this draft. It could go for a big time speed receiver — Torrey Smith or Titus Young come to mind — or one of the top corners. But with Pouncey still available, I think the Ravens go with the top interior offensive lineman in this draft. Capable of playing either center or guard, I could see Baltimore starting Pouncey 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. What better way to spice up the already heated Ravens-Steelers rivalry than pitting twin brothers against each other?
Sporting News, Russ Lande
Posted April 5
CB Jimmy Smith, Colorado
Scout.com, Mock Draft Muncher
Munched on March 27
WR Torrey Smith, Maryland

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