In a mere two weeks, we'll be looking at a few knowledgeable analysts' grades and deciding whether the Ravens did a good job or not with their 10 picks in the 2015
NFL Draft. Until then, let's look at what a lot of knowledgeable people have to say about who the Ravens could select in the first round as the draft approaches.
NFL.com’s Charles Davis has the Ravens taking an heir to Justin Forsett in the form of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (April 15)
Texans and Redskins general manager Charley Casserly has the Ravens selecting a wide receiver, Miami’s Philip Dorsett. (April 13)
NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein has the Ravens adding to their secondary with Washington defensive back Marcus Peters. (April 8)
* Former offensive lineman
Brian Baldinger of NFL.com has the Ravens selecting Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson (River Hill), their second pick in as many years with those alma maters. (April 6)
* With Haloti Ngata a distant memory,
NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah has the Ravens going back to Florida State for defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. (March 18)
* Like Davis,
Bucky Brooks at NFL.com has the Ravens taking a running back. Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who is recovering from a knee injury, is his pick at No. 26. (March 30)
Mel Kiper Jr. has the Ravens selecting Peters at No. 26, while his colleague Todd McShay has the Ravens selecting Strong .
The performance of last year’s NFL draft rookie class has slightly altered the perception about the risk of drafting wide receivers.
* On April 15, both
Rob Rang and Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com mocked the Ravens to select Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman at No. 26.
* With Jimmy Smith in the final year of his deal and
Lardarius Webb looking to regain his old form, CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco has Johnson as the Ravens’ selection as well. (April 14)
* Arizona State wide receiver Strong is the pick for
CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson. (April 17)
* On April 13, SBNation’s
Dan Kadar went two rounds deep, with Perriman going to the Ravens at No. 26 and Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams at No. 58 as a possible Dennis Pitta replacement.
Yahoo’s Erik Edholm has Peters, who was kicked off the team at Washington for disciplinary reasons, going to the Ravens.
* Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has the
Ravens selecting Strong as well. firstname.lastname@example.org www.twitter.com/jonmeoli