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Ravens aside: Who would you take with the 25th pick?

The Orioles have a 2-14 record.

That's good enough for the second pick in tonight's NFL Draft, assuming they win the coin flip with the Detroit Lions.


I am hoping Sam Bradford falls to them. He's a 6-foot-4 college kid with a killer arm and an injury history. If he is not perfect for the Orioles' rotation, I don't know who is.

With the Orioles experiencing their first off day since this dreadful season began, and it coming on the first NFL Draft Thursday, I took it as a sign from the sporting gods, to talk a little football inside the bar.


Yes the bar is inside Orioles Insider, but, hey, I made the requisite crack on how bad they are. We are working under the assumption that no big news is coming out of the warehouse today. So until that is proven wrong, we can drift to the NFL.

If you were the Ravens' brain trust, who would you select with the first pick (No. 25 overall)?

Do you want another offensive weapon such as Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas or Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham, if available?

Or do you bolster the defense, adding a lineman such as Penn State's Jared Odrick or Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody or a defensive back such as Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson or USC safety Taylor Mays.

I know I am no fun, but I'd get me a physical corner like Wilson (a longshot to be around at 25), and if he is gone, I'd grab the best available defender. Though I'd be real tempted to get another potential stud WR, such as Thomas, given what the Ravens have wheeled out there in recent years.

Daily Think Special: Who should the Ravens take with the 25th pick?