The NFL draft is now less than a month away, and if you look on the Internet, everybody's an expert.
Baltimore has the No. 6 pick after a 5-11 season. Here's a compilation of the Ravens' potential selections in various mock drafts.
Second round (pick No. 36) Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky- "High risk, high reward. Spence has Round 1 talent, but his off-field mishaps -- two drug-related suspensions that forced him to transfer away from Ohio State -- give teams pause."
"Free-agency effect: With Kelechi Osemele headed elsewhere via free agency, the offensive line could be in play here, but the value is a question if [Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie] Stanley is off the board." [Kiper has Stanley going No. 3 to the Chargers.]
Reuter's five-round mock draft then has Baltimore nabbing Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson in the second round, Arizona inside linebacker Scooby Wright in the third round, Arkansas offensive guard Sebastian Tretola, California running back Daniel Lasco, North Carolina Central cornerback Ryan Smith and Boise State offensive tackle Rees Odhiambo in the fourth.
Rob Rang and Jared Dubin believe the Ravens will select Ronnie Stanley.
Will Brinson and Pete Prisco think UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is the answer.
Dane Brugler has DeForest Buckner headed to Baltimore.
Round 1 (No. 6): DeForest Buckner- "The Ravens are in a good spot. There appear to be six consensus top prospects in this underwhelming class: Laremy Tunsil, Carson Wentz, Jalen Ramsey, Joey Bosa, Myles Jack and DeForest Buckner. Baltimore will be able to take whichever of the six falls to them, and all but one fill a need. The lone exception is Wentz, and he, along with Tunsil won't drop to this spot.
Buckner is the player who drops to the Ravens in this scenario. The defensive line needs to be addressed in the wake of Chris Canty's release, and Buckner is a no-brainer as the top prospect available."
Round 2 (No. 36): Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State- "It appears as though the Ravens want to cut ties with the overpaid and injury-prone Eugene Monroe, but they'll need to spend an early selection on a left tackle in order to do that. Here's their future blind-side protector."
Round 3 (No. 70): Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma- "The Ravens added Eric Weddle via free agency, which was a nice move. However, they also need help at cornerback, and there's no way Jalen Ramsey is sliding to No. 6."
Round 4 (No. 104): Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona- "Daryl Smith's play has dropped off recently, so it wouldn't surprise me if the Ravens draft a successor at some point."
Round 4 (No. 132): Kenny Lawler, WR, California- "The Ravens brought in Mike Wallace, a curious decision, but one that could work. Here's a backup plan in case Wallace fails, just like he did in Miami and Minnesota."
Chris Burke has the Ravens trading down with the Rams, who take quarterback Jared Goff in the six slot. Baltimore moves down to No. 15 and takes Alabama inside linebacker Reggie Ragland.
"GM Ozzie Newsome already has nine draft picks with which to play and we gave him another second-rounder with a trade down," Burke wrote. "The Ravens should be able to stockpile at several spots come April 28–30. Here, they score their new starter alongside fellow ex-Alabama star C.J. Mosley. The loss of Daryl Smith combined with Arthur Brown's stuck-in-neutral career leaves a new inside linebacker on the list of needs. Ragland's downhill, punishing mentality would pair well with what Baltimore likes to do."
In this theoretical trade, the Ravens also acquire pick No. 43 and a future second rounder.
Dan Kadar also has the Ravens trading No. 6 to the Rams, who this time take North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Kadar doesn't explain what picks the Ravens get beyond the No. 15, where they take Noah Spence.
"If the Ravens trade all the way back from the sixth pick to No. 15, they'll probably be seeking a high-ceiling athlete," Kadar writes. "That's Spence, who plays much faster than his combine numbers suggest. He could eventually be the replacement for Terrell Suggs."
This website has the Ravens selecting DeForest Buckner in the first round of its seven-round mock draft.
Round 2 (No. 36): Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Round 3 (70): Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
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Round 4 (104): Darryl Worley, CB, West Virginia
Round 4 (130): Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
Round 4 (132): Harlan Miller, CB, Southeaster Louisiana
Round 4 (134): Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
Round 6 (182): Vio Teofilo, OG, Arizona
Round 6 (209): Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky