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Ravens meet with three of the draft's top defensive prospects

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa runs a drill during NFL Pro Day at Ohio State University.
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa runs a drill during NFL Pro Day at Ohio State University. (Paul Vernon / AP)

At the Ravens' pre-draft press conference Tuesday, general manager Ozzie Newsome made it clear that the team is nowhere near finished evaluating prospects and fulfilling its 30 allowed visits.

A day later, the team reportedly entertained three of the draft's top prospects.

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Ohio State pass rusher Joey Bosa, UCLA inside linebacker Myles Jack and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves spent part of Wednesday at the Ravens' Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, according to NFL Network.

All three fit definite Ravens' needs and are players that the team is expected to consider with the sixth overall pick on April 28.

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Bosa is considered the draft's top pass rusher and Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz expressed confidence Tuesday that the former Buckeye could make the transition from a 4-3 defensive end to playing outside linebacker in the Ravens' 3-4 defense.

Jack, touted by some evaluators as the top talent in the draft, would be nice a fit alongside C.J. Mosley as a replacement for veteran Daryl Smith. Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said that Jack would immediately become one of the best coverage linebackers in the league, while head coach John Harbaugh praised the former Bruin's versatility.

While Florida State's Jalen Ramsey is considered the top defensive back in the draft and is a candidate to go to the Tennessee Titans with the first overall pick, Hargreaves is viewed as the best pure cover corner available. At 5-foot-11, Hargreaves doesn't have ideal size, but Hortiz said that he makes up for it with athleticism, intelligence and instincts.

It is widely expected that the Ravens will use the sixth overall pick on a defensive player.

NFL Network also reported that the Ravens worked out former Ohio State wide receivers Braxton Miller and Mike Thomas on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

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