Will the Ravens trade out of the first round?

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Three days out from the NFL Draft, things are as confusing as ever. Here is my first mock draft that takes potential trades into account. For all projected trades, the team name is listed in bold. I have the Ravens trading out of the first round, as they did in 2012.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) — Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) — Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
3. Arizona (from Oakland TRADE) (5-11) — Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) — Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
5. San Diego (from Detroit TRADE) (7-9) — Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) — Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
7. Oakland (from Arizona TRADE) (4-12) — Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
8. Buffalo Bills (6-10) — Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
9. New York Jets (6-10) — Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) — Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
11. Detroit (from San Diego TRADE) (4-12) — Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) — Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay) (6-10) — Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) — Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) — D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) — Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) — Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
18. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) — Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
19. New York Giants (9-7) — Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears (10-6) — Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia
21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) — Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington) (7-8) — DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
23. San Francisco 49ers (from Minnesota TRADE) (11-4-1) — Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) — Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) (10-6) — Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
26. Jacksonville (from Green Bay TRADE) (2-14) — Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
27. Houston Texans (12-4) — Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
28. Denver Broncos (13-3) — Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State
29. New England Patriots (12-4) — Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) — Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
31. Minnesota Vikings (from San Francisco TRADE) (10-6) — Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
32. Philadelphia Eagles (from Ravens TRADE) (4-12) — E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State

Ravens Draft Projections

Round Two, Pick No. 3 (from Philadelphia — projected)
Pick:
 Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
Could Be: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
May Be: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

Round Two, Pick No. 30
Pick:
 D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
Could Be: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
May Be: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State

Round Three, Pick No. 32
Pick:
 Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
Could Be: Cornelius Washington, DE/OLB, Georgia
May Be: Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida

Round Four, Pick No. 32
Pick:
 Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
Could Be: Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
May Be: Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky

Round Four, Pick No. 33 (compensatory)
Pick:
 Keith Pough, LB, Howard
Could Be: Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers
May Be: Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri

Round Five, Pick No. 3 (from Philadelphia — projected)
Pick:
 Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
Could Be: T.J. McDonald, S, USC
May Be: Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina

Round Five, Pick No. 32
Pick:
 Brian Schwenke, C, Cal
Could Be: Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
May Be: Josh Boyce, WR, TCU

Round Five, Pick No. 35 (compensatory)
Pick:
 Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard
Could Be: Duke Williams, S, Nevada
May Be: Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

Round Six, Pick No. 31 (from Anquan Boldin trade)
Pick:
 Rontez Miles, S, California (Pa.)
Could Be: Jake Knott, ILB, Iowa State
May Be: Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific

Round Six, Pick No. 32
Pick:
 Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State
Could Be: Vernon Kearney, CB, Lane
May Be: Sean Renfree, Duke, QB

Round Six, Pick No. 35 (compensatory)
Pick:
 Braden Brown, OT/G, BYU
Could Be: Marcus Davis, WR, VT
May Be: Matt Stankiewitch, C, Penn State

Round Seven, Pick No. 32
Pick:
 Courtney Gardner, WR, Sierra College
Could Be: Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
May Be: Quinton Dial, DT, Alabama

Round Seven, Pick No. 41 (compensatory)
Pick:
 Luke Wilson, TE, Rice
Could Be: Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
May Be: Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

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5 Raves on “Will the Ravens trade out of the first round?

  1. True on said:

    Why don’t we move up and get Tyler Eifert? There’s plenty of MLB/ILB in the draft apparently, right? Let’s get a boy who can run and catch and move.

  2. John on said:

    I agree that the Bills will take Nasib but I think they will try like hell to trade down. If he clears the Jets and the Titans (which he will) he could fall all the way down to day 2.

  3. biggus dickus on said:

    minter and swearinger , in the second round and an extra early 5th rounder would be typical ozzie magic. I hope you are right.. we would get them cheap for 4 years.

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