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Seven defensive tackles expected to go in first round of NFL draft
Seven defensive tackles expected to go in first round of NFL draft

One of the Ravens' bigger needs could intersect with the meat of this draft. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has said the Super Bowl champions need to upgrade at defensive tackle, which is regarded as one of the deepest positions in the draft. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projects as many as seven interior defensive lineman to go in the first round. And other draft analysts project as many as eight into the opening round of the April draft. The best interior defensive linemen are Utah's Star Lotulelei, Florida's Sharrif Floyd, Missouri's Sheldon Richardson, North Carolina's Sylvester Williams, Purdue's Kawann Short, Ohio State's...

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