Best remaining draft prospects that could be on Ravens' radar

The Ravens upgraded the speed of their offense Thursday night when they drafted Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman in the first round.

Now, the Ravens have several other positions they'll look to address in the second round and third round Friday night. The Ravens could use a pass rusher, a running back, a cornerback, a tight end and an offensive lineman.


Here's a look at some of the remaining available draft prospects that could pique the Ravens' interest today:

Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, a breakaway threat who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at his Pro Day after recovering from toe surgery and rushed for 2,036 yards last season. Coleman visited the Ravens, according to a source.


Boise State running back Jay Ajayi, another Ravens predraft visitor, is a 6-foot, 221-pound All-American selection who rushed for 1,823 yards and 28 touchdowns last season as he had 2,358 all-purpose yards.

Miami running back Duke Johnson, a 5-foot-9, 206-pounder who's drawn comparisons to Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy and finished his career with the Hurricanes with 3,519 yards and 26 touchdowns. Johnson met with the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine along with Boise State running back David Johnson. The Ravens sent running backs coach Thomas Hammock to Minnesota running back David Cobb's Pro Day workout.

The Ravens met with  Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams and Miami tight end Clive Walford at the combine. They also had a predraft meeting with Walford, according to a source.

Williams, 20, caught 36 passes for 569 yards and eight touchdowns last season and was named All-Big Ten Conference.

Walford dominated Senior Bowl practices, especially in red-zone drills. He caught 121 career passes and scored 14 touchdowns.

With starting guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele both scheduled to be free agents and the Ravens considered unlikely by sources to do more than one expensive guard deal in the same year, the team has been looking ahead at this position.

South Carolina all-conference offensive guard A.J. Cann visited the Ravens and has drawn a lot of interest from offensive line coach Juan Castillo throughout the draft process.

The other top offensive linemen still available include Pitt offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings and Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher.


The Ravens had a predraft visit with LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, a big, fast cornerback who flunked drug tests in college.

They also brought in Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams for a predraft visit. Williams is a polished, productive cornerback who was cleared recently of a driving under the influence charge.

Florida State cornerback Ronald Darby, who has 4.34 speed in the 40-yard dash, is an Oxon Hill native who is regarded as a boom-or-bust prospect.

The Ravens brought in Utah cornerback-safety Eric Rowe for a visit to their training complex. They have displayed steady interest in converted Miami (Ohio) basketball player Quentin Rollins with a Ravens area scout recommending that Rollins switch sports initially and Rollins later emerging as the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

The top pass rushers still available include talented, troubled Nebraska defensive end-outside linebacker Randy Gregory, who visited the Ravens and fell out of the first round after testing positive for marijuana at the combine and in college, Virginia outside linebacker Eli Harold, Mississippi State defensive end Preston Smith, UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa and Missouri defensive end Markus Golden.

Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman doesn't fit an obvious need, but may be too good for teams to pass up in the second round tonight.


Missisissippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney visited the Ravens and is another player that has high grades from NFL teams.

At 6 feet 4 and 247 pounds, McKinney ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. A native of Tunica, Miss., McKinney had a 40.5-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times.

McKinney recorded 244 career tackles, 19.5 for losses, 7.5 sacks and six fumble recoveries and was the Bulldogs' first All-American linebacker since 1999. He was an All-Southeastern Conference selection.