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Who should the Ravens take in the first round?

I knew the 1990s mural would be pretty clear cut. And it was.

Still, I am giving out free beers to Drungo and J-Bigs for their walk down CFL memory lane. The CFL Colts, what a chapter in this city's history.

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Maybe we'll have a corner mural with the less popular, but always fun Baltimore clubs over the years -- the Clippers and Skipjacks, the Blast and Spirit, the CFL Colts and the Bayhawks, to name a few.

Oh well, Cal Ripken Jr. doing the lap at 2131 pretty much was the highlight of the 1990s.

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We only have one more wall to paint. But we are going to put it on hold until probably Tuesday. (You can wait people. It'll likely be a non-brainer any way).

This weekend we have to focus on the NFL draft. I'm one of those people that enjoy the draft. My wife doesn't get it. She's never gotten the allure of "The Three Stooges" or Dog the Bounty Hunter either.

Some things just can't be explained. And why a bunch of guys would sit in a room and watch loudmouths and helmet-haired men talk incessantly until a name is read from a card is one of those things.

But I am in -- I always have to give a little love to fellow Calvert Hall alum Mel Kiper Jr. It's my Hallman duty.

Anyway, the Ravens are picking 26th in the first round. And the mock drafts out there are all over the board (pun intended). Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun's NFL expert, is predicting that USC linebacker Rey Maualuga will fall to the Ravens.

I like both Ken and that pick. I think it would make a whole lot of sense to get a linebacker or defensive lineman if one of the apparent studs falls to No. 26. I saw Penn State's Aaron Maybin, a local boy, play a lot at Penn State, and that would be a great snag for the Ravens if he fell -- or another one of the USC linebackers.

But we all know they need an offensive playmaker with speed. So plenty of boards have them grabbing a wide receiver: Kenny Britt of Rutgers, the Terps' Darrius Heyward-Bey or Florida's Percy Harvin. A cornerback, like Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith, is a consideration, as is an offensive lineman, such as Michael Oher of Ole Miss.

Part of the fun of the draft is predicting who your team will take and compare it to who you want them to select.

Ozzie Newsome and company are pretty good at this. They don't need the help of some frumpy baseball writer. But if Oz did call, I'd tell him to go get Maualuga, Maybin or Harvin if one is available.

What's your call?

Daily Think Special: Who should the Ravens take with their first-round pick Saturday?

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