Mike Preston, columnist: Good move by Ravens — there are still several players they value who are available.
Chris Korman, reporter: We won't know why the Ravens moved back until we see who they pick (unless they opt to tell us in the press conference we're heading to any minute), but they obviously favored Alabama's Dont'a Hightower over Courtney Upshaw. It also seems they would have liked Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler, but weren't sold on drafting Badgers center/guard Peter Konz this early. They've got nine picks now and feel there must be value in the middle rounds. It still seems like their first pick will be used on an offensive lineman, linebacker or possibly wide receiver. They'll be able to bring in more young depth now, which is good given their salary cap situation.
Kevin Cowherd, columnist: Ozzie Newsome does it again, trades a first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for quantity. I have no problem with it. Wanted to see Dont'a Hightower as a Raven, though.
Matt Vensel, reporter/blogger: I thought for sure that the Ravens would pull the trigger on Courtney Upshaw, a pass rusher who could really take the Ravens defense to the next level. But the good news is that Upshaw is still on the board entering Day 2, as is Wisconsin center Peter Konz, Ohio State tackle Mike Adams and wide receiver Stephen Hill. They will still be able to get a player they like -- and at a better value. And with nine picks in the next two days, the wheeling and dealing might just be beginning.
Ron Fritz, head of sports: The Ravens waited and waited while teams moved up and finally … traded out. Not surprising when you saw guys like Hightower and Zeitler gone. Hope the Ravens don’t blow their first pick in the second round like they did with Sergio Kindle.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun