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Mock Draft Monitor: Second Round Update


Maybe Ravens fans didn't get the whet their whistle with a new and exciting first-round draft pick Thursday night, but that doesn't mean there aren't any reasons to cheer on Friday.

The Ravens are poised to make a splash in the second round with two picks at Nos. 43 and 57.

Like most other teams, Baltimore took the 19 hours between the last pick of the first round until Day 2 begins (6 p.m.) to evaluate the draft board yet again and restock its rankings.

As such, takes another sweep of the Web to update the mock drafts of the most distinguished draft gurus. It seems that the defensive line and secondary are in the spotlight.

We'll begin with the 43rd-overall selection, which the Ravens acquired from the Denver Broncos for their No. 25 in the first round:**, Pete Prisco**
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama"He's a big kid who will help keep those linebackers clean.", Pat Kirwan
Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida"He is a better run stopper than pass rusher but has flashed ability to be effective collapsing the pocket coming off the edge."
Sports Illustrated, Don BanksChris Cook, CB, Virginia"The Ravens finally get on the board with a cornerback who had a shot at sneaking into the bottom of the first round. Tight end is another position that makes solid second-round sense for Baltimore." 

ESPN, Mel Kiper, Jr.Linval Joseph, DL, East Carolina"Athletic enough to play end in the Ravens' 3-4."

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**Allen was a team leader with four interceptions and 55 return yards, notching two of those picks in a game at Syracuse. He also posted 85 tackles and four pass breakups. –

Sporting News, Russ LandeRob Gronkowski, TE, ArizonaGronkowski must show he is healthy after missing all of last year with a back injury that required surgery. He played only two seasons for the Wildcats and boasts 75 career receptions for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns, making him Arizona's all-time leading tight end. -

And now, onto the 57th-overall pick:, Pete PriscoDominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma"They need to help at this spot in the worst way. Franks was once considered a possible first-round pick by some scouts.", Pat KirwanPerrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State"He has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism. He has good ball skills and does a nice job of making plays in the open field."

Sports Illustrated, Don BanksTerrence Cody, DT, Alabama"The Ravens simply do not pass on under-valued talent, and the big guy from Nick Saban's program adds a quality run-stuffer to the Baltimore defensive line." 

ESPN, Mel Kiper, Jr.Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota"They need more weapons and Decker is a guy who can make plays."

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**A 6-foot-1 wideout, Price finished his 2009 campaign with 56 grabs for 784 yards and five touchdowns. He is known for his toughness, quiet demeanor and explosiveness. Price ran a 4.40-second 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine. –

Sporting News, Russ LandeChris Cook, CB, VirginiaAt 6-foot-2, Cook is tall for a corner, but has speed and quick hands to make him an interesting prospect. For his career, he boasted 143 tackles, seven interceptions and 19 pass breakups. He was suspended for the 2008 campaign because of academics, but came back strong last year. – 

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