Baltimore Sun NFL Mock Draft 4.0
Now that the bulk of the significant free agent signings have concluded, the remaining needs of NFL teams have crystallized heading into the NFL draft.
Here is The Sun's fourth mock draft of the offseason and the second from reporter Aaron Wilson. He projects the 32 first-round picks based on team needs and the talents of each prospect in what's shaping up as a deep draft class.
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17. BALTIMORE RAVENS: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama( Brian Spurlock / Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports / February 25, 2014 )
The Ravens could use a natural centerfielder like Clinton-Dix, who's instinctive and capable of delivering punishing hits to make receivers wary of going across the middle. With Clinton-Dix, the Ravens could shift Matt Elam back to his natural strong safety position. The Ravens haven't had a ball-hawking presence like Clinton-Dix in the deep middle since Ed Reed was on the roster. Clinton-Dix had a predraft visit to the Ravens' training complex.