The consensus in the days leading up to the draft is that the Ravens are most likely to draft either a safety or an inside linebacker with their first pick tomorrow. While it's unclear if one of the draft's top inside linebackers falls to them at No. 32, they should get an opportunity to select one of the top safeties. Kenny Vaccaro is considered the best safety in the draft, and he's expected to be off the board by the middle of the first round. But the rest of them, including Jonathan Cyprien, whose stock has soared since the draft process began, Matt Elam, D.J. Swearinger and Louisiana State's Eric Reid all could still be on the board. The Ravens haven't drafted a safety in the first round since selecting Ed Reed (pictured) out of the University of Miami with the 24th overall pick in 2002. But this could be the year that changes. And if they don't strike for one in the first round, don't expect them to wait too long before adding one. As for cornerbacks, General manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh believe that you can never have enough of them. Look for the Ravens to take at least one corner in the middle or late rounds.
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