The Ravens are on the Clock…

April 25, 2013 | Brett Dickinson

The Ravens are on the Clock…

This is realistic expectation of the Ravens moves and draft picks for the next three days.

With the 32nd pick, we have a trade to announce…

The Baltimore Ravens trade 1st Round pick (32) to the Philadelphia Eagles for 2nd Round pick (35) and 5th Round pick (136). 

The Ravens understand that the player they covet will be available just three picks later and add another late round pick to their surplus.  Philadelphia feels the need to move ahead of the Jaguars in order to garner the QB they covet, whether it be E.J. Manual or Geno Smith (if he falls).

With the third pick in the second round (35), the Baltimore Ravens select…

Kevin Minter (LB LSU)

Minter provides an instant starter for the Ravens as a MIKE (middle linebacker) in their 3-4 hybrid scheme.  He fits Baltimore’s mold for a team leader and tackling machine in the middle of the field.

With the 32nd pick in the second round (62), the Baltimore Ravens select…

Barrett Jones (OL  Alabama)

Jones coincides with the team’s philosophy regarding offensive lineman, which can play several different positions.  He is a natural leader, who excelled in passing blocking on the edge as a blind-side tackle (in 2011) and a road-grading run blocker while on the interior of the line (OG 2009-10, C 2012).

With the 29th pick in the third round (91), we have a trade to announce…

The New England Patriots trade 3rd Round pick (91) to the Baltimore Ravens for fourth round pick (129) and 5th round pick (165).

New England is usually a team that continually trades back and acquires extra picks and with only four picks in this year’s draft, 2013 will be no exception.  The Ravens look at these as extra picks at the back end of each round, because of the compensatory picks the were awarded.

The Ravens select…

Stedman Bailey (WR WVU)

The Ravens add a great pass-catcher, who does not have elite size or speed, but simply knows to get open.  Bailey will fill the void left by the Anquan Boldin trade, as a go-to third down and red zone threat, in the middle of the field and underneath routes.

With the 32nd pick in the third round (94), the Baltimore Ravens select…

Baccari Rambo (S Georgia)

Rambo may had off-field issues since high school, but is still a high character player, who was a team captain of a star-studded Georgia defense.  He is a ball-hawk, who plays the same role as the departed Ed Reed, as a centerfielder for the back-end of the defense.

With the in the 22nd pick in the fourth round (119), we have a trade to announce…

The Washington Redskins trade 4th round pick (119) to the Baltimore Ravens for 5th round pick (165) and 6th round pick (199- from San Francisco 49ers for Anquan Boldin).

The Redskins are in dire need of extra picks, as they will not have a first rounder until 2015, as they can use both picks to add depth to a roster without any cap room to sign free agents.  The Ravens have extra picks and will utilize them to acquire players that fit their scheme, as well as fill holes.

The Ravens select…

Ricky Wagner (OT Wisconsin)

Wagner was a three year starter on one of the most consistently dominant offensive lines in the NCAA for Wisconsin.  He has a big frame, with good mobility to move in pass protection, as well as attacking the second level in the running game.

With the third pick in the 5th round (136- acquired earlier from the Philadelphia Eagles), the Baltimore Ravens select…

Tony Jefferson (S Oklahoma)

The Ravens acquire another safety with strong leadership skills and proven knack for finding the football.  Jefferson is a great open field tackler and can be the enforcer for the defensive back-field after Bernard Pollard’s release earlier in the offseason.

 With the 35th pick in the 5th round (168), the Ravens select…

Joseph Fauria (TE UCLA)

Fauria is a tall, lean, speedy tight end who can stretch the middle of the field.  With an expected expanded role on the outside for the Dennis Pitta, he adds depth and another big target in the red zone.

With the 32nd pick in the 6th round (200), the Ravens select…

Tharold Simon (CB LSU)

The Ravens, and especially John Harbaugh, love to have extra cornerbacks at their disposal.  Simon one of the taller corners in the draft (at 6’2”) and has the ability to cover bigger, more physical wide outs in the NFL.

 With the 35th pick in the 6th round (203), the Ravens select…

Joe Krugar (DE/OLB Utah)

The Ravens already had great success with his older brother (Paul), while Joe is not as talented, he does have a similar build and skill set.  He adds depth to the pass rush as a hybrid DE/OLB combo, as Baltimore utilizes multiple fronts on defense.

 With the 32nd pick in the 7th round (238), we have a trade to announce…

The Baltimore Ravens trade 7th round pick (238) to the Oakland Raiders for a 2014 7th round pick.

The Ravens add an extra pick for next season, as they simply do not have enough room to bring another two rookies from the 7th round (also have an untradeable compensatory pick).  Oakland needs to add bodies on both sides of the ball and look to get another defensive lineman with this pick.

 With the 41st pick in the 7th round (247), the Baltimore Ravens select…

Kapron Lewis-Moore (DL  Notre Dame)

After signing Marcus Spears and Chris Canty in free agency, the Ravens will look to the later rounds to pick a developmental project as an eventual replacement.  Lewis-Moore was a productive player for the National Champion runner-up, who lined up as a 5 technique in a 3-4 alignment.

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