I got a lot of feedback on Wednesday's mock draft, and many of you disagreed with my early prediction that the
would take Maryland wide receiver
with the 26th pick in the 2011
Some of you scoffed at the notion
, while others thought the Ravens would be better off selecting another wide receiver late in the first round.
Let's be honest here. When it comes to guessing what GM
and the Ravens will do during the draft, we're all chucking darts at a dartboard with our opposite hands and a blindfold wrapped around our heads. It's all speculation, and it's probably not a coincidence that these are called "mock" drafts. Most of our picks will be wrong, and that's what makes these things so much fun.
Anyway, since you didn't like my Torrey Smith pick, I've rounded up mock drafts from five pigskin pundits at major national websites. Here's who these experts have the Ravens taking in the first round:
"The Ravens need speed at wide receiver, and Cobb is an underrated offensive weapon who would fit the bill. He's a very savvy route-runner and can contribute in the return game. Baltimore also could look to fill needs at cornerback or defensive end."
"A two-year starter for Mack Brown and Will Muschamp at Texas, the 6-1, 195-pound Williams is a physical cornerback with deceptively fast speed. He's a skilled tackler who rarely gets beaten deep. The Ravens suffered an epic collapse in the second half of their divisional round loss in Pittsburgh. With Antonio Brown's third-and-19 reception still fresh in everyone's memory, few fans would argue with their 2011 first-round pick being spent on a corner."