Ravens may have a 'situation' mapping out their offensive priorities

Some of the recent mock drafts have the Ravens taking Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien, and he appears to be the second-best safety in the draft behind Texas' Kenny Vaccaro.

According to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, Cyprien could emerge as the best safety to come out of this class in two to three years because of his great range and tremendous coverage skills.

2010 draft a bust

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has an impressive draft record, but one day after he retires he'll look back on the 2010 draft and wonder what he was thinking.

In the second round that year, the Ravens selected Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle and Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody. Kindle was let go near the end of last season, and Cody recently had hip surgery after three disappointing seasons.

Time to sign Pitta

The Ravens are reportedly $4.1 million under the salary cap, so this might be the perfect time to sign a budding star like tight end Dennis Pitta to a long-term contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Even though he still needs to improve as a blocker, Pitta is going to be in demand if makes it to the market. Last season, he had 61 catches for 669 yards and eight touchdowns.

mike.preston@baltsun.com

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