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With the NFL Combine starting Thursday, The Sun takes a look at all the positions and assesses the Ravens' needs.

Where the Ravens stand: The Ravens return their top two wide receivers in Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason, who each caught over 60 passes and scored seven touchdowns. There isn't a proven No. 3 wide receiver on the roster because T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donte' Stallworth are free agents. David Reed, a fifth-round pick, could have more of a role on offense this season. The Ravens recently added James Hardy and Brandon Jones, two veteran receivers who didn't play in 2010. Marcus Smith and Justin Harper are also under contract.

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As far as tight end, the Ravens are set with Todd Heap and two draft picks from last season, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. Heap had a solid season in 2010 with 40 catches and five touchdowns. Dickson showed flashes with 11 catches and one touchdown. Pitta was slowed by two concussions.

Chances that the Ravens draft a WR or TE in first three rounds: High for WR, very low for TE. The Ravens desperately need an influx of youth at the wide receiver position. Their top two receivers, Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason, are in their 30s. This could be the year where the Ravens find a young receiver to grow with Joe Flacco. But this is the one position where the Ravens have consistently failed to draft a Pro Bowl player. At tight end, it would be a surprise to see the Ravens address this position in the draft after using two picks on it last year.

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Possibly on Ravens radar: Torrey Smith (Maryland), Jonathan Baldwin (Pittsburgh), Leonard Hankerson (Miami), Vincent Brown (San Diego State), Dwayne Harris (East Carolina), Greg Salas (Hawaii), Austin Pettis (Boise State) and Courtney Smith (South Alabama).

Outlook: The Ravens have been linked in the first round to Smith, the big-play receiver out of Maryland. Baldwin possesses more size (6-4, 224) than Smith but he also carries more off-the-field baggage (charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in 2009). The Ravens can find talent at wide receiver outside the first round, too. Brown, who is considered a second-round prospect, was the most underrated deep threat in college last season, averaging nearly 20 yards per reception. Harris' stock dropped after a poor showing at the Senior Bowl, but he was unstoppable during the season (93 catches for 1,055 yards). Salas is considered one of the most sure-handed receivers in the draft.

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