Some criticized my pick, saying that Pouncey is being overhyped because his brother, Maurkice, was a
Anyway, I can't get enough of these mock drafts, so I've decided to round up a handful of other mock drafts that hit the blogosphere after the recent scouting combine closed up shop.
I found two mock drafts in my random search that also had the Ravens taking Pouncey. One was from The Big Lead, where an unnamed author wrote, "They must bolster the OL and rediscover the 2009 running game that averaged 137 [yards per game] (only 114 in 2010)." The other was Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com, who explained his Pouncey pick in greater detail.
"Oh, baby. What better way to spice up the already vitriolic Ravens-Steelers rivalry than pitting two twin brothers up against each other for the next decade," Schrager wrote. "Though the Ravens have more pressing needs at defensive back than they do on their offensive line, they'd certainly love to scoop up an elite interior lineman like Pouncey if he slips to 26th.
"Capable of playing either center or guard, I could see Baltimore starting him out at the latter, letting him learn from 14-year veteran
Yeah, what he said.
Outside of those two mocks drafts, I saw a smorgasbord of different prospects going to the Ravens.
Houshmandzadeh isn't under contract and probably isn't coming back, but whatever.
Russ Lande from The Sporting News has the Ravens drafting Miami wide receiver
"From a talent and need standpoint, this would be an absolute steal for a Ravens team that pulls off a lot of draft-day heists," Galliford wrote. "Character questions are a concern, but shouldn't be a problem in a locker room containing Ray Lewis and
CBS Sports Pete Prisco says the pick will be Georgia linebacker
And last but not least, Wes Bunting of The National Football Post came up with a Ravens pick I haven't yet seen: Mississippi State offensive tackle
"There could be some interest from the Ravens in an offensive tackle if one of the top guys seems to slip this far," Bunting speculated. "Sherrod is a good athlete who has the ability to play on the left side at the next level and allow