Here is a roundup of which first-round draft prospects the
"The questions about his ability to play all three downs in the NFL were magnified by a 4.83 40 at the combine," McShay wrote. "He has great instincts and plays faster than his 40 time. But whether he can hold up as an every-down player in the NFL is the question that a lot of teams will be mulling over -- especially those with ILB/MLB needs in the bottom third of first round, including the
--- In his latest mock, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports thinks the Ravens could take a different inside linebacker: LSU's Kevin Minter.
“I don’t believe Manti Te’o is worthy of a first-round pick, but I really like Minter. A lot,” he wrote. “I’m not a huge fan of drafting middle linebackers in the first round, but Minter brings the goods -- and though he will never be
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“The Ravens are not willing to break the bank to guarantee [
--- Bucky Brooks of NFL.com thinks the Ravens could go with a safety and projected LSU's Eric Reid to them at pick No. 32.
--- Walter Cherepinsky of Walter Football thinks Texas A&M edge rusher Damontre Moore could fall to them.
“This pick is all about figuring out which player will fall to the Ravens,” he wrote. “The tumbling prospect could easily be Damontre Moore because he looked sluggish at the combine and reportedly interviewed very poorly. The Ravens like to take chances on prospects like Moore. Besides, he fills a need with
--- Russ Lande of The National Football Post also has Te'o pegged for the Ravens at pick No. 32 in his mock.
“With Ray Lewis retiring and
--- Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports is another analyst who has the Ravens taking Minter in his latest mock draft.
“Now that Ray Lewis has retired from the team he defined, the Ravens need a lot of help at inside linebacker,” Farrar wrote. “Actually, it could be argued, they needed a lot of help there before Lewis retired, especially against the pass. Minter plays the run better than
--- Josh Norris of NFL.com says in his mock that the Ravens will select South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger.