1st Round: CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
The Ravens have had secondary issues the past few seasons. Injuries have played a big part in that, but the age and injury history of Ladarius Webb, and the disappointment of 2011 first rounder Jimmy Smith hasn’t helped the position, either. Alexander is a big and physical corner, and has the ability to play a crucial role as a rookie. Baltimore will be counting on him.
2nd Round: WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
The sudden un-retirement of Steve Smith Sr. helps out immensely at a weak position. There is not much depth at the position, so Boyd brings speed and the ability to stretch the field to QB Joe Flacco. Boyd can take some tips from Smith, too.
3rd Round: S Karl Joseph, West Virginia
WVU’s Joseph would give the Ravens a play-making safety they have not had since future Hall of Fame FS Ed Reed was roaming the secondary a few years back.
4th Round: OLB Dadi Nicholas, Virginia Tech
Terrell Suggs turns 34 years old soon and is coming off a torn achilles, and Elvis Dumervil will be 32 years old next season. Nicholas adds depth to the outside linebacker position and gives you speed off the edge.
4th Round: C/G Jack Allen, Michigan State
Allen is a versatile offensive lineman who can provide coach Harbaugh with interior OL depth.
6th Round: DL Antwaun Woods, USC
Woods is a depth pick here, and is a player with potential for backup snaps right off the bat as a rookie.
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