At Mockone.net, #mockfive is continuing to roll along, and the Ravens are wheeling and dealing.
After selecting Louisiana State University linebacker Kevin Minter with our first pick, we moved up to the 25th pick during round two to select D.J. Swearinger, a safety out of South Carolina and one of my favorite players in this year’s draft. We gave up a fourth-round pick to do so. Then we really got creative. We traded back into the second round and gave up picks during the third, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, plus a third in 2014, and selected wide receiver Justin Hunter out of Tennessee with the 29th pick of round two.
Here are what some scouts are saying about these picks.
D.J. Swearinger: NFL.com Analysis
This tenacious hitter originally planned to go to Tennessee, but the resignation of Phillip Fulmer sent him into the arms of Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. He’s played in every game since he arrived on campus, except for the 2012 matchup against Missouri, for which he was suspended after a hit on a defenseless receiver. He has played both free and strong safety, and his good performances in spot duty at corner against big receivers suggests he has the potential to cover NFL tight ends in coverage well.
Justin Hunter: BleacherReport.com Analysis
There are few receivers at the college football ranks who bring what Justin Hunter does to the table. With size and speed comparable to some NFL greats, Hunter has an extremely high ceiling. Hold the phone, though. After blowing out his knee in September of his sophomore season, he has not looked quite the same. His junior tape is filled with a litany of mental mistakes and in the eyes of most pro evaluators, Vols teammate Cordarrelle Patterson is likely the better prospect. If Hunter can return to form, however, he could emerge as one of the stars of this draft class.
So far, the #Ravens have selected Kevin Minter, D.J. Swearinger and Justin Hunter during #mockfive.
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