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Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock has Ravens selecting Sidney Jones

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock has Ravens selecting Sidney Jones
It’s likely that five or six cornerbacks will go in the first round, and Jones is expected to be one of them. Jones, who had nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles over three seasons with the Huskies, is ranked as the top corner in the draft by NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. currently projects Jones to go to the Ravens at 16 overall. (Rick Scuteri / AP)

Cornerback is arguably the Ravens' biggest need and it shouldn't be surprising that ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has the team targeting that position with the 16th overall pick in April's draft.

The Baltimore native projects the Ravens to select University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones, a three-year starter with the Huskies.

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At 6 feet and 180 pounds, Jones has room to get bigger and stronger, but he's considered one of the top cover corners in the draft. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock ranked Jones as the top cornerback in the draft, ahead of even Ohio State's Marshon Lattimore.

Jones had 30 passes defended, nine interceptions and six forced fumbles in three seasons for Washington.

Kiper has the Ravens selecting Jones even with Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Tennessee pass rusher Derek Barnett and a host of other cornerbacks still on the board per his mock draft.

In his first mock, Kiper had the Ravens selecting Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers. In today's version, he has Peppers going with the 32nd overall pick to the New England Patriots.

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