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Poll: Who Would You Draft At 17?


Draft week is upon us.

After months of speculation and rumors, the Ravens will at last pick some players.

For the sake of this poll, we'll assume Baltimore stays at pick No. 17 and all the players listed are available when they're on the clock, which is unlikely.

Now, who would you pick?

TE Eric Ebron, North CarolinaEbron is a pass-catching monster who hauled in 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns as a junior. He's a huge target at 6-foot-4, 231 pounds, and would add another receiving option to new Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense. The knock on Ebron, who is considered the best tight end in this year's class, is his blocking.

FS Calvin Pryor, Louisville
Pryor is an enforcer on the back end, known for his big hits. The 6-foot-2 junior made 75 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, last season. His coverage skills are the question mark, but Pryor had three interceptions and four passes defensed in his final college year, and pundits have put some of those concerns to rest. !

FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said he wanted a playmaking safety and that's what Clinton-Dix is. He's known more for his deep coverage and instincts more than Pryor. Clinton-Dix's experience in a complex, pro-style offense is also a plus.

WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
Cooks is small in stature at 5-foot-10, 186 pounds, but he plays bigger than his size. He's in the mold of Baltimore product Tavon Austin, who the St. Louis Rams took with the eighth pick overall last year. Cooks was more productive in his final collegiate year than Austin, however, producing 128 catches for 1,740 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.

WR Odell Beckham, LSU
Beckham is another compact wide receiver at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds. He's a playmaker, pure and simple, both as a receiver and special teams returner. He was named the nation's most versatile player in 2013 when he broke the LSU single-season all-purpose yards record (2,315). He's got quick feet, creates separation and has top-notch leaping ability.

ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Mosley has been the backbone of the Alabama defense the past couple years. He's has sideline-to-sideline speed to tackle ball carriers, and rarely misses a step. He's adept at running a pro-style defense and has great instincts. Mosley's best attribute may be his coverage skills He's widely seen as the top inside linebacker in this year's draft.

OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame
Martin is considered the "cleanest" prospect in this year's draft – a safe pick. He was steady as a rock at Notre Dame, never missing a start in his four years. He was named the team's most valuable player in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Martin, who shined at the Senior Bowl and combine, would likely be able to step in right away at right tackle or guard.

CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
The Ravens don't have as much of a need at cornerback as some other areas, but they could use help at the No. 3 spot and potentially as a starter down the road. Fuller is a local prospect (Mount St. Joseph High School), who has strong bloodlines with two older brothers already with NFL experience. He's the complete package in terms of size, toughness, instincts and character.


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