D.J. Swearinger, Justin Hunter two more potential draft picks for Ravens

D.J. Swearinger, Jadeveon Clowney

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.

Follow the rest of the draft at mockone.net and let me know how I’m doing.

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11 Raves on “D.J. Swearinger, Justin Hunter two more potential draft picks for Ravens

  1. Bob Easter on said:

    ILB Kevin Minter LSU in the 1st and D.J. in the second an excellent move if they’re both still there. A DT, OT, or C in the third, WR in the fourth BAM! we’re back

  2. Tgun42 on said:

    IF the draft turned out like that I would be so happy! We could then get Mckinney draft a project in later rounds. Love it

  3. Brian on said:

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NAW I love the Minter and Swearinger picks but giving up all those for Hunter who isnt even healthy too much. I would rather a hopkins, or rogers and pick up a developmental LT, some extra LB’S and corners done deal.

    • Jerry M on said:

      Sounds About Right Brian. Thats definately what we should do but Im sure if it dont go down like that it will go even better than we would ever expect.

  4. Bill on said:

    Terrible. Drafted a 2 down player with a 1st round pick. Gave up a 4th rounder for a player at a position with lots of depth in this draft. Then gave up 5 picks for a 2nd round wr with multiple question marks. The ravens accumulate picks because the draft is a series of educated guesses. You won’t hit them all but more opportunities increase the likelihood of hitting some.

  5. Mike on said:

    I hate Swearinger even more than Minter. I don’t mind Hunter, but we gave up way too much. I would have just stayed put and picked up Hunter at 62 if there were no better options on the board

    • Kevin in Warrenton VA on said:

      No WAy no how. McClain is going to end up in Jail sooner than later.
      He actually fired a pistor next to another mans head. He is soo stupid he was arrested TWICE for a simple thing like Window tint.
      The Ravens locker room is no longer as strong as it was when Ed Reed was there.
      Do not draft, or pickup free agent head cases.
      Rolando McClain is not a Raven and I certainly hope he never is.

  6. Skip on said:

    Hunter dropped 13% of the passes thrown to him last year. People here will turn on him in two seconds when they see that happening again. Pretty poor draft so far, sorry.

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