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The fourth round just got underway, and sure, the Ravens always take the best player available. But here's what would make a successful Day 3 for the Ravens, who have four picks (one in the fourth round, two in the fifth and one in the sixth):

Draft a cornerback, or maybe two. The Ravens can't feel secure with their current situation. They have two healthy cornerbacks (Domonique Foxworth and Chris Carr), and they have two trying to come back from season-ending knee surgeries (Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb). The team can patch up one hole with a veteran, but the Ravens can help themselves with a young corner. Heck, no one would object if the Ravens selected two of them.

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The best remaining: Indiana (Pa.)'s Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Oklahoma State's Perrish Cox (who has character issues), Oklahoma's Brian Jackson (who has intriguing size and toughness), Fresno State's A.J. Jefferson, Oklahoma's Domonique Franks and Oregon's Walter Thurmond.

Find a wide receiver with size. The Ravens have tough receivers with Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason. They have a fast one in Donte' Stallworth. It wouldn't hurt to take a flier on one that brings something different – a big target for quarterback Joe Flacco.

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Who fits the bill: Florida's Riley Cooper (6 feet 3) would be a steal in the fourth round. Others who should be available later: Connecticut's Marcus Easley (6-3), Fresno State's Seyi Ajirotutu (6-3), Missouri's Danario Alexander (6-4, but has had four knee surgeries).

Go for a center. Matt Birk will likely remain the Ravens' starter for the next two seasons. This would be a great time to take a center in the later rounds and allow him to learn from one of the best. Only two centers have been drafted, so there is still value.

Here's some centers to watch: North Carolina State's Ted Larsen (fourth or fifth round), UNLV's Joe Hawley (fifth or sixth round), USC's Jeff Byers (sixth round) and Notre Dame's Eric Olsen (sixth or seventh round).

Take a safety with the final pick. No one expects to find the replacement for Ed Reed near the end of the draft, but the Ravens could address some depth here. One of the team's top backups and special teams players, Haruki Nakamura, is still trying to come back from a broken ankle. It wouldn't hurt to add someone to the mix.

Some to consider late: Florida State's Myron Rolle (a Rhodes Scholar), Ohio State's Kurt Coleman, Toledo's Barry Church.

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