This week's five stats that stand out focus heavily on the Pittsburgh Steelers passing game, the Ravens' ability to stop them, and of course, the injuries that have hampered the Ravens this season but haven't slowed Pittsburgh.
In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on interior offensive linemen.
The scouting combine and most pro day workouts have been completed, and with the NFL draft just a few weeks away, there has been a significant amount of shuffling in my third NFL mock draft of the offseason. So who will the Ravens pick?
My latest NFL mock draft, which went live on the blog yesterday, had the Ravens selecting Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey. I can't get enough of these mock drafts, so I've decided to round up a handful of other mock drafts that hit the blogosphere after this week's NFL scouting combine.
I got a lot of feedback on Wednesday's mock draft, and many of you disagreed with my early prediction that the Ravens would take Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith with the 26th pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Some of you scoffed at the notion that wide receiver is a serious need for the Ravens, while others thought the Ravens would be better off selecting another wide receiver late in the first round.
The 2010 NFL season is over and it's unclear if and when the 2011 season will start, but I have good news for Ravens fans (well, besides the Steelers losing to the Packers in the Super Bowl). That's right, it's mock draft season.