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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    Here's my final mock.

    1. (32) Matt Elam SS Florida - I think I had him going to the Ravens in my very first offseason mock, and now I've circled all the way back. Other possible picks: Keenan Allen, Alec Ogletree, Jon Cyprien, Arthur Brown, Menelik Watson

    2. (62) Sio Moore ILB/OLB UConn - I had previously mocked other ILB prospects like Khaseem Greene and Arthur Brown in this spot, but there are rumors flying that the Ravens are interested in Moore, and he has huge upside. His ability to make plays, rush the passer, and drop into coverage would make him an adequate replacement for Ellerbe.

    3. (94) Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati - I've had this slot earmarked for Da'Rick Rogers for a long time, but I think the Ravens could be more confident in their young WRs than we know. Meanwhile, they have no TEs under contract for 2014 and none that can block at all in 2013. Kelce could easily be the best TE from this class very quickly.

    4. (129) Brian Schwenke G/C Cal - Schwenke might not drop this far, but if he does, the Ravens have shown a lot of interest and his versatility and athleticism fit the scheme perfectly. Possible day 1 starter at LG if KO needs to kick out to LT.

    4. (130) Chris Harper WR Kansas State - The Ravens have shown a lot of interest in Harper, and although I wasn't overly impressed with him early in the process his stock is up in my eyes. His tape proved better than expected.

    5. (165) Jordan Mills OT LA Tech - Mills is not a player I think will go as highly as he was initially projected. His technical deficiencies will prevent him from starting a game anytime soon, but he is excellent insurance for Michael Oher possibly departing in FA next year. He'll be solid depth at OT in 2013.

    5. (168) Brandon Jenkins OLB FSU - Jenkins has endured a disastrous slide this year. Coming off of his junior season he would have been a likely top-60 pick in the 2012 draft, but now he falls all the way to the end of the 5th due to lingering medical issues. Again, a guy who will be solid depth over the next year or two and great insurance against Suggs entering the decline phase of his career.

    6. (199) Keith Pough ILB Howard - The Ravens have shown a lot of interest in Pough and he's a good value here. Doubling up at ILB, particularly with Sio Moore's ability to also play SAM in a pinch, seems like a good idea.

    6. (200) Kenjon Barner RB Oregon - This is not a "need" pick, but the Ravens lack a breakaway threat out of the backfield and could also stand to add depth at returner. Barner would add a nice speed element in a change-of-pace RB role and as a punt returner if Jacoby is not retained beyond 2013.

    6. (203) Kyle Juszczyk FB/HB/TE Harvard - Juszczyk is projected as high as the 4th round in many mocks, but no FB has been drafted higher than the 5th round since 2008 (Rhett Ellison was drafted as a TE by Minnesota last year.) He could easily fall deep into the 6th round or so and would be a very capable replacement for Leach if the team decides to go in a different direction at FB. Unsurprisingly, he's not the mauling run blocker that Leach is, but he is an upgrade in the athleticism and receiving department, and can back up at TE in a pinch.

    7. (238) John Boyett FS Oregon - Another typical Ozzie pick, Boyett would go much higher if not for knee injuries that derailed his senior season. He's not a physically impressive specimen but there are flashes of Ed Reed level potential on tape; at his best, a great single-high safety prospect who is not afraid to shoot down into the box and stick his nose into the play.

    7. (247) Quinton Dial DE/DT Alabama - The Ravens have shown plenty of interest in Dial, a nice late-round prospect with scheme versatility and good upside.
    Other than Chris Harper, I like it.

    Harper just reminds me of Marcus Smith.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Other than Chris Harper, I like it.

    Harper just reminds me of Marcus Smith.


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    bmorecareful - great stuff. I think if I were to re-do mine, I may have them looking at LB a bit different with the whole Rolando McClain debacle going on.

    I kind of agree about Harper though. I'm not entirely sold on him and I think there may be better options at WR in the 4th round, but we shall see. The Ravens really need to draft at least 1 receiver and Harper's straight-line speed at 233lbs is pretty impressive. It is also difficult to gauge Harper coming out of K-State's offense because Collin Klein was putrid as a passing QB. That guy probably won't even be drafted.

    I love the Kyle Juzscyk pick. I had him going a lot earlier (4th round to Arizona).
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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Other than Chris Harper, I like it.

    Harper just reminds me of Marcus Smith.


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    He's not my favorite receiver in the class, not by a long shot, but it seems like the Ravens are very interested as are the Packers, and I trust those teams' scouting departments. I didn't like him a lot when I first watched him but he does show flashes on tape.

    By measurables I can see the Marcus Smith comparison, but I do think Harper has more upside. He came to KSU as a QB, so he is still learning the WR position, but he already has hands and athleticism that Smith never had.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    He's not my favorite receiver in the class, not by a long shot, but it seems like the Ravens are very interested as are the Packers, and I trust those teams' scouting departments. I didn't like him a lot when I first watched him but he does show flashes on tape.

    By measurables I can see the Marcus Smith comparison, but I do think Harper has more upside. He came to KSU as a QB, so he is still learning the WR position, but he already has hands and athleticism that Smith never had.
    I just hope they draft a "receiver" and not someone who played receiver in college and won't ever develop into anything more than a ST's player...a la David Reed, Marcus Smith, LaQuan Williams...
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    Re: My Final 7 Round (Ravens only) Mock Up

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    He's not my favorite receiver in the class, not by a long shot, but it seems like the Ravens are very interested as are the Packers, and I trust those teams' scouting departments. I didn't like him a lot when I first watched him but he does show flashes on tape.

    By measurables I can see the Marcus Smith comparison, but I do think Harper has more upside. He came to KSU as a QB, so he is still learning the WR position, but he already has hands and athleticism that Smith never had.
    I get the Ravens and Packers interest stuff.

    But don't forget that Marcus Smith was a running back for 2 of his 4 years at New Mexico State and still out produced Harper...so Smith was still raw and learning the WR position as well.

    Smith did have pretty bad hands.

    But I just don't see Harper doing much better at the pro level. JMHO.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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