Here is what five national
--- Mel Kiper Jr. of
"The Ravens needed to come out of this draft with an inside linebacker and a safety, and with their first two picks, they got two really good players at those positions.
--- Jason Cole of Yahoo graded the Ravens as a solid B.
"The Ravens are an unflappable organization built on a consistent approach to the draft. So even after losing
"I love second-round linebacker Arthur Brown. He is a perfect Ravens style of player. He will step in and start right away," Prisco said. "Here is another team that does a great job of making picks. It's why they don't need to worry about the losses they had. Getting Matt Elam (first) and Brown will really amp up the defense. Ozzie Newsome and
--- Peter Schrager of FOX Sports gave the Ravens an A.
"Brown may never be Ray Lewis, but he can help in addressing the hole left by Lewis and
--- Bucky Brooks of NFL.com didn't hand out grades. He instead went with tiers and put the Ravens in the "nothing flashy, but solid" category.
"Ozzie Newsome and Co. rarely deviate from a tried-and-true strategy of picking the best available player," Brooks wrote. "The Ravens executed their game plan flawlessly by patiently waiting for safety Matt Elam to fall into their lap at pick No. 32. Newsome switched gears in the second round by moving up to get Arthur Brown, an athletic linebacker with superb instincts. The rest of the draft provided the team with plenty of opportunities to fill minor holes on a championship roster, with the Ravens adding standouts at nose tackle (Brandon Williams) and fullback (Kyle Juszczyk). Overall, Baltimore added another solid class of players who should help the club stay in contention for years to come."