The Ravens will soon be on the clock, and here's our best guess for what the next three days will look like.
So much attention has been paid to how the Ravens will spend their No. 26 overall selection, but we go beyond the first round to predict what the Ravens will do with all 10 draft picks, assuming they will keep all 10 and don't make any trades.
Below are the mock drafts from staff writers Garrett Downing and Ryan Mink.
NOTE: These mock drafts were made without any insider knowledge of who the Ravens are going to pick. These predictions on based on the writers' opinions, not those in the front office.
First Round (No. 26): CB Marcus Peters, WashingtonPeters may have the most talent of any cornerback in the draft, but he may fall to the end of the first round because of off-the-field concerns. Peters was dismissed from his college team after disagreements with the coaching staff, but the Ravens have brought Peters to Baltimore to do their due diligence in terms of researching his past. Peters is a talented player who would address an immediate need on the defense.
Round 2 (No. 58): WR/TE Devin Funchess, MichiganFunchess was a popular projection to the Ravens as a first-round pick in early mock drafts, but he will likely slip into the second round after a disappointing combine performance. Funchess would represent great value in the second round, and he would also give the Ravens another much-needed pass catcher in the offense.
Round 3 (No. 90): RB T.J. Yeldon, AlabamaThe Ravens want to add another running back, and General Manager Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama prospects. Yeldon has the talent to be one of the top running backs in the draft, but injuries limited his production last season. With Yeldon healthy, he could be an impact player for the offense.
Round 4 (No. 122): OLB Markus Golden, MissouriAdding a pass rusher is a priority, and Golden is a talented player who may be available in the middle rounds. He had 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss last year at Missouri, and he helped fellow pass rusher Shane Ray become the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Golden is the kind of player who could develop behind Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, but still make his presence felt in certain situations.
Round 4 (No. 125): DT Marcus Hardison, Arizona StateNewsome likes to bring in young defensive linemen for depth in the trenches, and Hardison fits the mold as somebody who would help clog the lanes after the Haloti Ngata trade. Hardison had a breakout season last year, as he collected 10 sacks and 53 tackles.
Round 4 (No. 136): WR Jamison Crowder, DukeCrowder is an explosive player with the ball in his hands, and this pick is more about the immediate impact he could make in the return game. There are some questions about how the 5-foot-8 receiver will translate to an NFL offense, but his return ability makes him an intriguing prospect. He had four punt returns for touchdowns the last two years, and the Ravens need help in the return game now that Jacoby Jones is gone.
Round 5 (No. 158): TE Jeff Heuerman, Ohio StateHeuerman is a big tight end who is just as comfortable in the passing game as he is clearing the way for running backs. Heuerman's production was minimal last year as Ohio State shied away from using the tight end as a marquee piece of the offense, and that could give the Ravens a chance to pick up a talented day three prospect.
Round 5 (No. 171): OLB Geneo Grissom, OklahomaGrissom is another pass rusher who had an up-and-down career at Oklahoma, but he has potential as a late-round pick. Injuries limited his production last year, but the Ravens had a chance to see him in action at the Senior Bowl.
Round 5 (No. 175): OG Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah*
*The Ravens are mostly set on the offensive line, but they will likely consider picking up a developmental prospect for future years. Adding a guard makes the most sense because Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda are both entering the final year of their contracts. At 6-foot-6, 320 pounds, Poutasi has a similar build to Osemele, and he would have time to learn on the interior positions after playing tackle in college.
Round 6 (No. 203): S Cody Prewitt, Ole MissPrewitt has plenty of big-game experience coming out of the SEC, and he had his bright moments last season. He had three interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown.
Round 1 (No. 26): RB Melvin Gordon, WisconsinRunning back has been devalued across the NFL, and there hasn't been one drafted in the first round for the past two years. But every once in a while, a special enough player comes along to justify the pick. Gordon is such a player. He put up massive college numbers with 2,587 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns last year. He would be an excellent complement to Justin Forsett, who could mentor Gordon as he becomes more of a three-down back. Gordon has already worked with Ravens Running Backs Coach Thomas Hammock in college. Running back isn't the Ravens' most pressing need, but Baltimore stays true to its board. And a Forsett-Gordon combination behind a returning starting offensive line would be very hard to stop.
Round 2 (No. 58): CB Quinten Rollins, Miami (Ohio)The Ravens need more playmaking from their secondary. Rollins, a converted basketball point guard, is a ball hawk who was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year after notching seven interceptions in his first year of college football. As he continues to grow his game, Rollins could turn into one of the best cornerbacks in this year's draft, and he has the versatility to perhaps move to safety. He also attended Head Coach John Harbaugh's alma mater, so that has to give him some bonus points.
Round 3 (No. 90): OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville
Mauldin reminds me a lot of departed Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee. He's taller and a bit leaner, but is a similar strong, relentless pass rusher who came from a rough background and works hard to be the best he can be. Mauldin could help immediately add to the pass rush and develop into more. And he comes from Elvis Dumervil's alma mater.
Round 4 (No. 122): WR Chris Conley, GeorgiaThe Ravens need a speed receiver with the exits of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Conley, who leapt onto the scene at the combine with a 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds, can be just that. He's also a fascinating person who wrote and directed a Star Wars fan film called "Retribution."
Round 4 (No. 125): TE Wes Saxton, South AlabamaSaxton is raw, but he has big-time potential as a pass-catching tight end. He is explosive off the line of scrimmage and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds. The Ravens need a tight end to catch passes, and Saxton could be molded into a starter.
Round 4 (No. 136): WR Stefon Diggs, Maryland
The Ravens double dip into the wide receiver pool to grab Diggs, who could be an immediate impact player as a kick returner. Diggs would also bring more big-play ability to the receiver group. The local Maryland product has an injury history, but could be a big hit if he can stay healthy.
Round 5 (No. 158): DT Leterrius Walton, Central Michigan
The Ravens could use some more depth on the inside of their defensive line. Walton is a classic late bloomer who was a basketball and baseball player, giving him light feet for his massive 6-foot-5, 319-pound size. With some polish and a year in the weight room, Walton could be an impactful player.
Round 5 (No. 171): SS Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern
A respected leader, Campbell would give the Ravens more youth and depth in their secondary, and more talent on special teams. He's an aggressive tackler who also has a knack for making plays, causing four forced fumbles and three interceptions last season.
Round 5 (No. 175): G/T Mark Glowinski, West VirginiaGlowinski is a big, muscular offensive lineman who has position flexibility the Ravens love. He has good fundamentals and was a highly-regarded junior college transfer from Lackawanna College.
Round 6 (No. 204): DE Ryan Delaire, TowsonDelaire is a rocked-up hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker who certainly looks the part of a fast, physical player. Harbaugh attended his local Pro Day workout.
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