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Barring injuries, the Ravens are pretty set at this spot. Dumervil filled a major hole and answered the departure of last year's sack leader, Paul Kruger, to the Cleveland Browns. Upshaw also proved last year that he can be trusted to set the edge and be a presence against the run, while Suggs should be much healthier than he was at any point last season. The Ravens go into virtually every draft looking to grab a pass rusher, and this one probably will be no different. But the likelihood is that they'll look for one in the later rounds that they can develop slowly, sort of what they're trying to do with Hamilton (pictured) and McAdoo, if the latter can stay healthy. After a season in which he was forced to piece together his linebacker groupings, defensive coordinator Dean Pees would love to have the "problem" of trying to find snaps for four or five impact outside linebackers. However, there are too many other needs on the Ravens' defense to foresee them addressing this position early in the draft.
December 23, 2012