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NFL draft: Top 5 offensive linemen

Baltimore Sun reporter Ken Murray ranks the best offensive linemen in the NFL draft:

1. Jason Smith, Baylor: Played in a spread offense, which means he'll need to work on run blocking in the NFL. But the former tight end is very athletic and physical at 6 feet 5 and 309 pounds, with a mean streak.

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2. Eugene Monroe, Virginia: Superb pass blocker who kept Branden Albert (Glen Burnie) at guard two years ago. Albert played tackle last season in the NFL.

3. Andre Smith, Alabama: His immaturity showed at the combine and in his workouts, but he may be the most skilled tackle in the draft.

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4. Michael Oher, Mississippi: Projects as a solid left tackle, but work ethic questions surround him.

5. Eben Britton, Arizona: Projects on the right side, has quick feet, but could use some more weight.

Ravens' needs: They need a right tackle to work in behind Willie Anderson. They'll probably go to the second tier, where they could find Phil Loadholt or William Beatty.

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