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Ravens have eye on playmaker in first round

Ravens have eye on playmaker in first round

As the Ravens enter unfamiliar territory — conducting a draft before free agency because of the lockout — team officials were asked if they were in agreement over the Ravens' biggest area of need.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh glanced at general manager Ozzie Newsome, who then looked at director of player personnel Eric DeCosta and scouting director Joe Hortiz.

"We can't agree on who should answer that question," Harbaugh said with a smile at Tuesday's pre-draft luncheon.

While Harbaugh was joking, the Ravens have a clear vision on who they'll be taking with the 26th overall pick next week — a playmaker.

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