2013 NFL Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens Select...

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Our final pick for our 2013 community mock draft is in! And BTSC's favorite Ravens fan - Mr MaLoR - has the pick.

This was one of the easiest draft picks made in this entire mock, as it was pure BPA. At this point in the draft and where the Baltimore Ravens stand with their current roster, they really can take any route they want in the 1st round. Besides QB, RB and C, I would not be surprised to see Ozzie Newsome snatch the best player available at any of the other positions. That is what has happened at this pick.

If we are discussing need, it is clear that Baltimore will be addressing ILB, WR and S at some point in the draft, maybe even double-dipping at a few of those spots. These were the three positions that clearly took the biggest hit this offseason because of the player not fitting the right price.

There were two prospects taken just before this that Baltimore has shown serious interest in -- S Matt Elam and DE Tank Carradine-Mr MaLoR

There were two prospects taken just before this that Baltimore has shown serious interest in -- S Matt Elam and DE Tank Carradine. If either of those two (especially Carradine) drop as far as they did in this draft, then I would expect Ozzie to make a move for either of them. However, the player that falls to #32 should never have been here to begin with either. While not really a pressing need, you can never have enough quality cornerbacks in the NFL.

There is nothing wrong with making a position of strength even stronger. And Ozzie Newsome has proved that in the past with certain picks. Between Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, and Corey Graham, Baltimore is very strong and deep at the CB position. And with the pass rush in front of them this season, it will make their jobs easier. However, this player is far too good to pass up and would only make the Ravens stronger on the back end.

With the 32nd pick, the 2012 Superbowl Champion Baltimore Ravens select D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston.

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D.J. Hayden has shot up most teams' draft boards after finally being medically cleared in the wake of a life-threatening event.

Don't think for a minute that Ozzie will shy away from taking a top 15-20 talent at pick 32.-Mr MaLoR

Hayden's break on the ball is as good as any CB I have seen coming out, and if not for the medical red flag early on, Hayden would be a guarantee to go ahead of Milliner. He is also a playmaker - as evidenced by his two interceptions returned for TD's last season. He has the speed you look for, the height, and the physicality to be an AFC North CB.

Don't think for a minute that Ozzie will shy away from taking a top 15-20 talent at pick 32.


Team Player Pos School BTSC rep
1 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/KC.png Star Lotulelei DT Utah [Link to pick]
2 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/JAC.png Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon [Link to pick]
3 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/OAK.png Sharrif Floyd DT Florida [Link to pick]
4 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PHI.png Dee Milliner CB Alabama [Link to pick]
5 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DET.png Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan [Link to pick]
6 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CLE.png Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M [Link to pick]
7 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ARI.png Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma [Link to pick]
8 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BUF.png Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU [Link to pick]
9 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYJ.png Chance Warmack OG Alabama [Link to pick]
10 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TEN.png Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina [Link to pick]
11 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SD.png Tavon Austin WR West Virginia [Link to pick]
12 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIA.png Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State [Link to pick]
13 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/TB.png Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU [Link to pick]
14 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CAR.png Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee [Link to pick]
15 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NO.png Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia [Link to pick]
16 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.png Kenny Vaccaro S Texas [Link to pick]
17 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/PIT.png Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame [Link to pick]
18 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DAL.png Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri [Link to pick]
19 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NYG.png Bjoern Werner DE Florida State [Link to pick]
20 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CHI.png D.J. Fluker OT Alabama [Link to pick]
21 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/CIN.png Alec Ogletree LB Georgia [Link to pick]
22 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/STL.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/WAS.png Eddie Lacy RB Alabama [Link to pick]
23 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIN.png Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina [Link to pick]
24 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/IND.png Datone Jones DE UCLA [Link to pick]
25 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/MIN.pngviahttp://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SEA.png Geno Smith QB West Virginia [Link to pick]
26 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/GB.png Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State [Link to pick]
27 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/HOU.png Arthur Brown LB Kansas State [Link to pick]
28 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/DEN.png Matt Elam S Florida [Link to pick]
29 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/NE.png Keenan Allen WR California [Link to pick]
30 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/ATL.png Desmond Trufant CB Washington [Link to pick]
31 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/SF.png Cornellius Carradine DE/OLB Florida State [Link to pick]
32 http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nfl/logos/50x50/BAL.png D.J. Hayden CB Houston Mr MaLoR
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