Poll: Who Do You Want Ravens To Draft?


Even as the defending Super Bowl champions, the Ravens still have a handful of needs on both sides of the ball.

They have to replace departed starters at inside linebacker, safety and wide receiver, and will likely look to the draft to fill those holes.

Mock draft predictions are mixed in terms of which direction the Ravens will go, but most of the experts think they will address one of those needs with pick No. 32.

Based on the players currently projected to the Ravens, who would you like to see come to Baltimore? 

Inside Linebacker Manti Te'o, Notre DameThe Heisman finalist has been one of the most discussed and analyzed prospects in this year's draft class after his girlfriend hoax story became national news. He slid down draft boards after a sub-par 40-yard dash time at the combine, but he has moved back up recently and was still a very productive college player that could be the best inside linebacker in the draft.

Inside Linebacker Alec Ogletree, GeorgiaOgletree is a versatile defender that left school early following a standout junior campaign. Once considered a top-10 prospect, his draft stock has taken a hit after getting arrested on drunken driving charges just before the combine. He can defend the run and the pass, and could move into a starting role almost immediately.

Safety Matt Elam, FloridaThe hard-hitting safety could take over for veteran Bernard Pollard in the secondary. He's comfortable playing the run, and can also keep up with tight ends and slot receivers in coverage over the middle of the field.

Inside Linebacker Kevin Minter, LSUMinter is headed to the NFL early after a junior season where he recorded 130 tackles. He isn't necessarily a flashy linebacker like Te'o or Ogletree, but he's a sure tackler with good instincts, and would fill an immediate need in the middle of the defense.

Wide Receiver Quinton Patton, Louisiana TechPatton's draft stock appears to be on the rise in recent weeks, as he's crept into the first-round discussion. With the trade of Anquan Boldin, the Ravens have a need at wide receiver, and Patton is a big, sure-handed target that could be up for the job.

Defensive End Cornellius "Tank" Carradine, Florida StateCarradine is a pass rusher with big potential, who is coming off a torn ACL. The injury ended his 2012 season early, but he showed flashes of dominance before getting hurt. The injury could make Carradine available at the end of the first round, but he was once considered a top-15 pick. Carradine likely projects to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, which is a crowded spot now that the Ravens have added Elvis Dumervil. Safety Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International
He's a versatile safety that has good coverage skills, but is also big enough (6-foot-0, 217 pounds) to defend the run. Cyprien is primarily a free safety, which is what Ed Reed played and also where recently-signed veteran Michael Huff has played throughout his career.

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