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Supply will likely meet demand for offensive tackles at the top of the draft this month. At least three tackles -- Russell Okung of Oklahoma State, Trent Williams of Oklahoma and Bryan Bulaga of Iowa -- figure to be taken in the first 10 picks of the first round on April 22.

At least five teams in the first eight picks have need of one -- the Redskins (No. 4), Chiefs (5), Seahawks (6), Raiders (8) and Bills (9). The Lions, who pick second, also have a need, but may not be able to resist one of the two elite defensive tackles at the top.

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But what about the teams that miss out? Do they go for high risk picks Bruce Campbell (Maryland) or Anthony Davis (Rutgers), or settle for a second-tier tackle like Charles Brown of USC?

Or maybe trade for the Ravens' Jared Gaither, who is believed to be available for the price of a second-round pick?

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Consider this scenario making the rounds: Buffalo, which needs both a quarterback and a left tackle, takes quarterback Jimmy Clausen with its ninth pick and trades its second (No. 41 overall) to the Ravens for Gaither.

Or this scenario: Oakland takes Clausen at No. 8 and trades its second-round pick (No. 39 overall) to the Ravens for Gaither.

The Ravens should have takers for Gaither, if, in fact, they have had enough of his half-baked work ethic. Gaither would have a better starting point than raw rookies coming into the NFL, but those top rookies probably have a better long-term projection.

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