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    My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up



    Round 1 - Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International (6'1" 218lbs). I firmly believe that if the Ravens do not trade down, then they will take the best overall SS, DT, or LB. Everything I've watched on Cyprien has really changed my mind about the kid. I think the way he plays safety will fit in well with the evolution of the NFL. He is a big hitter, but he wraps up, so I don't see him drawing a lot of flags. I also don't see him as a big time head-hunter. I like that he can play around the line of scrimmage, like Pollard, but unlike Pollard, Cyprien can play really well in space. He has nice coverage skills and decent hands for a safety.

    Other possibilities for round 1: Arthur Brown, Jessie Williams, or Matt Elam.

    Round 2 - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech (6'1" 210lbs). Patton is an exceptional route runner with great hands, long arms, and deceptive speed. He isn't a burner, but he does a really nice job separating from defensive backs through precise route running and intelligent play. Everyone keeps saying the Ravens need to "replace Boldin". That line of thinking is what needs replaced, quite frankly. The Ravens just need another receiver, period. Patton can play the slot, but he could also legitimately compete for the Z receiver spot and he is one of the best players available at the end of round 2. I think he compares heavily to Reggie Wayne and Jim Caldwell has experience with a receiver of that caliber.

    Round 3 - Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (6'1" 243lbs). I think Greene is one of the most underrated players in this draft. He is a converted safety, so he does a really nice job in space and in coverage. I love the way this guy accelerates and puts his shoulder into the ball carrier. I also think he has enough speed and quickness to be an effective blitzing linebacker. I think he'd be a nice compliment to the other inside linebackers on the roster.

    Round 4 - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech (6'5" 315lbs). Mills has a tendency to play a little heavy-footed every now and then, but he did a nice job at the Senior Bowl in 1-on-1 drills. He showed nice quickness and recovery against speed rushers, which is what some were concerned with. I think he is someone that could play multiple positions (LT, RT, LG, and RG) on the offensive line and possibly even compete to start his rookie year at either LG or LT.

    Round 4 (Comp Pick) - Trevardo Williams, LB, UCONN (6'1" 241lbs). Williams was really impressive to me all year long. This guy is the textbook definition of explosive. I think he needs some refinement as an every-down linebacker, but as a situational pass rusher I think he'd be a perfect fit for what the Ravens like to do. The reality is that Suggs has been in the league for a decade, has suffered two big injuries in the same year, and is going to be expensive in the final years of his current deal. With the way the Ravens have operated recently, there is a good chance that Suggs may not be with the Ravens in the near future. The Ravens like having depth and Trevardo Williams would be an excellent depth pass-rusher.

    Round 5 - Kevin Reddick, LB, UNC (6'2" 245lbs). There is a lot of reporting linking Reddick with the Ravens as a mid round pick and I completely agree. It does make sense. Reddick has a lot of upside, but it doesn't seem like he has really recognized and lived up to that potential yet. As a mid round pick though, Reddick is great value and low risk. If he ends up only being a depth/ST's linebacker, then oh well. Not a big investment and not a big loss. Still, more competition for Rolando McClain, Josh Bynes, and Albert McClellan is a good thing for Baltimore.

    Round 5 (Comp) - Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington St (6'3" 195lbs). I think this is the type of pick you make for the future. Wilson's size/speed combo is very desirable and his ability to "high-point" passes is really nice. He has excellent body control and for a bigger receiver his routes aren't too bad. At 195lbs though, I think the Ravens would like to see him bulk up into the 200's while not losing much speed. The Ravens have some nice young receivers, but competition ensures the best players make the roster and I think Wilson could end up being a better than some of the other guys currently on the roster. He could be the steal of the draft.

    Round 6 (From San Fran) - Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia (6' 215lbs). Commings was pretty impressive at the combine. He showed a lot more speed than many thought he had, but I still think his footwork says "Safety" to me rather than cornerback. I could be wrong, but I still think he would have a lot of value to Baltimore as a CB who can play safety. Even though the Ravens signed Michael Huff, I still think they'll take advantage of this draft to build out their secondary a little more.

    Round 6 - Braxston Cave, OC, Notre Dame (6'3" 300lbs). Cave isn't a flashy player, but he is a hard worker and that is something that John Harbaugh looks for in a player. He is also one of the strongest guys in this draft. I don't think he'd be better than Gino Gradkowski, but the Ravens definitely need some depth at center.

    Round 6 (Comp) - Lavar Edwards, DT, LSU (6'4" 279lbs). Ozzie flat out said that they want to get better in the middle of their defense. I think they definitely addressed that via free agency, but Edwards is good value here and could be a good fit as a 5-technique defensive tackle.

    Round 7 - Matt Furstenburg, TE, Maryland (6'3" 245lbs). Furstenburg is a lot more athletic than many scouts gave him credit for. He could be a nice receiving option out of the slot, but he is also a pretty good blocker as well. The Ravens will likely keep Dennis Pitta, but I don't see them keeping Ed Dickson. They need TE depth.

    Round 7 (Comp) - Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech (5'11" 189lbs). Solid corner, nice ability when playing the run, and has enough speed and fluidity to turn and round with receivers. He plays a lot bigger than what he is, which is something I like. You can never have enough corners in today's NFL.
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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Round 1 - Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International (6'1" 218lbs). I firmly believe that if the Ravens do not trade down, then they will take the best overall SS, DT, or LB. Everything I've watched on Cyprien has really changed my mind about the kid. I think the way he plays safety will fit in well with the evolution of the NFL. He is a big hitter, but he wraps up, so I don't see him drawing a lot of flags. I also don't see him as a big time head-hunter. I like that he can play around the line of scrimmage, like Pollard, but unlike Pollard, Cyprien can play really well in space. He has nice coverage skills and decent hands for a safety.

    Other possibilities for round 1: Arthur Brown, Jessie Williams, or Matt Elam.

    Round 2 - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech (6'1" 210lbs). Patton is an exceptional route runner with great hands, long arms, and deceptive speed. He isn't a burner, but he does a really nice job separating from defensive backs through precise route running and intelligent play. Everyone keeps saying the Ravens need to "replace Boldin". That line of thinking is what needs replaced, quite frankly. The Ravens just need another receiver, period. Patton can play the slot, but he could also legitimately compete for the Z receiver spot and he is one of the best players available at the end of round 2.

    Round 3 - Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers (6'1" 243lbs). I think Greene is one of the most underrated players in this draft. He is a converted safety, so he does a really nice job in space and in coverage. I love the way this guy accelerates and puts his shoulder into the ball carrier. I also think he has enough speed and quickness to be an effective blitzing linebacker. I think he'd be a nice compliment to the other inside linebackers on the roster.

    Round 4 - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech (6'5" 315lbs). Mills has a tendency to play a little heavy-footed every now and then, but he did a nice job at the Senior Bowl in 1-on-1 drills. He showed nice quickness and recovery against speed rushers, which is what some were concerned with. I think he is someone that could play multiple positions (LT, RT, LG, and RG) on the offensive line and possibly even compete to start his rookie year at either LG or LT.

    Round 4 (Comp Pick) - Trevardo Williams, LB, UCONN (6'1" 241lbs). Williams was really impressive to me all year long. This guy is the textbook definition of explosive. I think he needs some refinement as an every-down linebacker, but as a situational pass rusher I think he'd be a perfect fit for what the Ravens like to do. The reality is that Sugg has been in the league for a decade, has suffered two big injuries in the same year, and is going to be expensive in the final years of his current deal. With the way the Ravens have operated recently, there is a good chance that Suggs may not be with the Ravens in the near future. The Ravens like having depth and Trevardo Williams would be an excellent depth pass-rusher.

    Round 5 - Kevin Reddick, LB, UNC (6'2" 245lbs). There is a lot of reporting linking Reddick with the Ravens as a mid round pick and I completely agree. It does make sense. Reddick has a lot of upside, but it doesn't seem like he has really recognized and lived up to that potential yet. As a mid round pick though, Reddick is great value and low risk. If he ends up only being a depth/ST's linebacker, then oh well. Not a big investment and not a big loss. Still, more competition for Rolando McClain, Josh Bynes, and Albert McClellan is a good thing for Baltimore.

    Round 5 (Comp) - Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington St (6'3" 195lbs). I think this is the type of pick you make for the future. Wilson's size/speed combo is very desirable and his ability to "high-point" passes is really nice. He has excellent body control and for a bigger receiver his routes aren't too bad. At 195lbs though, I think the Ravens would like to see him bulk up into the 200's while not losing much speed. The Ravens have some nice young receivers, but competition ensures the best players make the roster and I think Wilson could end up being a better than some of the other guys currently on the roster. He could be the steal of the draft.

    Round 6 (From San Fran) - Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia (6' 215lbs). Commings was pretty impressive at the combine. He showed a lot more speed than many thought he had, but I still think his footwork says "Safety" to me rather than cornerback. I could be wrong, but I still think he would have a lot of value to Baltimore as a CB who can play safety. Even though the Ravens signed Michael Huff, I still think they'll take advantage of this draft to build out their secondary a little more.

    Round 6 - Braxston Cave, OC, Notre Dame (6'3" 300lbs). Cave isn't a flashy player, but he is a hard worker and that is something that John Harbaugh looks for in a player. He is also one of the strongest guys in this draft. I don't think he'd be better than Gino Gradkowski, but the Ravens definitely need some depth at center.

    Round 6 (Comp) - Lavar Edwards, DT, LSU (6'4" 279lbs). Ozzie flat out said that they want to get better in the middle of their defense. I think they definitely addressed that via free agency, but Edwards is good value here and could be a good fit as a 5-technique defensive tackle.

    Round 7 - Matt Furstenburg, TE, Maryland (6'3" 245lbs). Furstenburg is a lot more athletic than many scouts gave him credit for. He could be a nice receiving option out of the slot, but he is also a pretty good blocker as well. The Ravens will likely keep Dennis Pitta, but I don't see them keeping Ed Dickson. They need TE depth.

    Round 7 (Comp) - Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech (5'11" 189lbs). Solid corner, nice ability when playing the run, and has enough speed and fluidity to turn and round with receivers. He plays a lot bigger than what he is, which is something I like. You can never have enough corners in today's NFL.
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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenNation620 View Post
    tl; dr. gf op
    ...I think?

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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    If we get Marquess Wilson at the end of the 5th round, I will celebrate!

    Agree on Cyprien, I've come around on the idea of him lately too. Different reports say different things about his tackling, but I do like that scouts say he's strong enough to hold the edge when required, can play near the LOS effectively, and his pro day showed he has the measurables. I'd still be happy if one way or another we end up with Swearinger or Eric Reid in this draft, but if Cyprien does make it to 32 (not guaranteed, but I don't think it's unrealistic by any means; it's quite possible) then I think he's a strong pick for us there.
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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Raven View Post
    If we get Marquess Wilson at the end of the 5th round, I will celebrate!

    Agree on Cyprien, I've come around on the idea of him lately too. Different reports say different things about his tackling, but I do like that scouts say he's strong enough to hold the edge when required, can play near the LOS effectively, and his pro day showed he has the measurables. I'd still be happy if one way or another we end up with Swearinger or Eric Reid in this draft, but if Cyprien does make it to 32 (not guaranteed, but I don't think it's unrealistic by any means; it's quite possible) then I think he's a strong pick for us there.
    I think he is a borderline 1st/2nd round pick.

    I am also basing this off of my big-board mock (all teams) and Arthur Brown is off the board as is Jesse Williams. However, Matt Elam was still on the board.

    At this point, after comparing Elam and Cyprien, I like Cyprien more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I think he is a borderline 1st/2nd round pick.

    I am also basing this off of my big-board mock (all teams) and Arthur Brown is off the board as is Jesse Williams. However, Matt Elam was still on the board.

    At this point, after comparing Elam and Cyprien, I like Cyprien more.
    What changed your mind...I think I recall you preferring Elam over Cyprien?


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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    What changed your mind...I think I recall you preferring Elam over Cyprien?


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    I was and honestly, I'd be stoked with either.

    What made me change my mind was the overall coverage ability. I think Cyprien is looking to make a play on the ball rather than kill the receiver. Sometimes when I watch Elam I see him trying to kill the receiver when he had a play on the ball. Those types of plays will draw flags in the NFL.

    I also like Cyprien's size. I know Elam is being listed as 5'10" and he is a good player, but he is BARELY 5'10"...out of cleats, he is more 5'9" and change. Cyprien is just shy of 6'1" and almost 20lbs heavier than Elam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I was and honestly, I'd be stoked with either.

    What made me change my mind was the overall coverage ability. I think Cyprien is looking to make a play on the ball rather than kill the receiver. Sometimes when I watch Elam I see him trying to kill the receiver when he had a play on the ball. Those types of plays will draw flags in the NFL.

    I also like Cyprien's size. I know Elam is being listed as 5'10" and he is a good player, but he is BARELY 5'10"...out of cleats, he is more 5'9" and change. Cyprien is just shy of 6'1" and almost 20lbs heavier than Elam.
    Cool...I was just picking your brain a little.

    I too would be happy with either.


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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    I like this mock draft. Very good job wicked.




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    Quote Originally Posted by D-RavedUp5-27-52-20 View Post
    I like this mock draft. Very good job wicked.
    Thanks man.

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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Any thoughts on going ILB in the 1st, and waiting for Baccari Rambo in the 2nd/3rd?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Blaze View Post
    Any thoughts on going ILB in the 1st, and waiting for Baccari Rambo in the 2nd/3rd?
    Certainly a possibility.

    I am not a huge fan of Rambo though. I think he's ok. I dont think he is very good in coverage though. I dont honestly think he would be better than Ihedigbo.

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