aaronwilson Honestly, I think it's going to be one of a group of falling playrs. Here are some names to keep in mind Brandon Pettigrew, Alex Mack, Sean Smith, Larry English, Robert Ayers, Andre Smith, Kenny Britt, sleeper would be Jarron Gilbert.
csteuber Nemo: I currently have Percy Harvin going to the Ravens at No. 26. I think a WR or a LB will be the pick.
aaronwilson Plus, there's the drug thing, which his agent has yet to deny unlike the others under scrutiny.
csteuber JohnnyUnites: There are a lot of positions that have nice depth: RB, WR, OL, DL, LB and DB. The worst depth is at QB!
csteuber Magnified: At No. 26, the rule should be to pick the best player available and I think it will be between Harvin, Hakeem Nicks and Kenny Britt.
csteuber MaBulldog: Harvin has a chance to be special. The thing I worry about is his injury history. He does so many things on the field that he gets dinged up a bit. But if he's healthy, I expected him to have a similar impact to the one DeSean Jackson had last season.
csteuber PDRaven: James Laurinaitis could be intriguing if he's available. Connor Barwin is a tweener type who's gaining some steam. Larry English and Clay Matthews are possibilities.
csteuber Nemo: A surprise player dropping, how about Michael Crabtree. It's possible that Jeremy Maclin or Darrius Heyward-Bey are selected before him.
JohnnyUnites: It depends what position you're looking at when you're talking about sleepers. A linebacker I like is Frantz Joseph out of Florida Atlantic. And a WR I like is Jarett Dillard from Rice.
aaronwilson What do you think of Chris Toler, St. Paul's corner who has 17 NFL visits and had a private workout and visit with Baltimore?
csteuber WayUpNorth: It's too early to tell if the Ravens will move up, but anything can happen on draft day. Look at what the Ravens did last year with their move to get Flacco.
csteuber AaronWilson: Interesting player. I know he has an interesting past and he performed really well at his Pro Day. He had his Pro Day at Richmond and scouts are impressed with his skills. He has great ability and nice size. I think he's a nice mid-round option for a team. But he's a developmental guy.
csteuber Pryceless: It's hard to predict a trade with a player on draft day. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Ravens drafted a tight end.
EricThaMan: Stover has been there forever, I think he's going to kick until he's 50! :)
aaronwilson And since we're talking pass rushers, what do you think of Larry English and Robert Ayers and Aaron Maybin? What are the chances one of those guys is there at No. 26? Would you draft English at that point?
csteuber Magnified: I like Sidbury; he's one of the many hybrid defenders in the draft. He's a very good pass rusher who's quick off the snap. He will receive third round consideration.
csteuber AaronWilson: It's interesting that you mention Ayers. I had Ayers on my radio show tonight and he said he really enjoyed his visit with the Ravens. He loved their facilities and thought it was the best he's been to. I think Maybin will be selected prior to the 26th pick, but English will be available. I think English has value at 26, but to me he's more of a second round player.
csteuber JohnnyUnites: I never count out any defensive position for the Ravens. They always build on defense and if they view a CB as great value at a certain point in the early rounds, I wouldn't be shocked if they selected one.
csteuber Magnified: I think that's the great thing about Sean Smith. He's versatile and he has tremendous size. You're talking about a 6-3, 215-pound DB. They don't come around too often. He has great ball skills and awareness. He just lacks elite deep speed. He's quick, but wherever he plays he will be good. To answer your question, I think he can play CB at the next level.
aaronwilson What do you think of the merits of drafting Alex Mack at No. 26? Too high or is he talented enough to pick that early?
csteuber Nolaraven: There are a couple of good FBs in the draft; Tony Fiammetta and Quinn Johnson are the best.
csteuber AaronWilson: I'm never a fan of drafting a center in the first round. Mack is good, but I think 26 is a little high for him.
csteuber Pryceless: I view Barwin as a tremendous athlete who can do a lot for a team. I think he has to find a natural position to be an impact player and that position will probably be at OLB in a 3-4. He's a little light to play DE, so OLB is his best option.
csteuber JohnnyUnites: I'd say Percy Harvin in the first round; Oregon CB Jairus Byrd in the second and South Florida LB Tyrone McKenzie in the third round.
csteuber RayRocks: Wopamo Osaisai is a versatile football player who has the ability to lineup at a variety of positions. He has good and transitions well in coverage. He has excellent awareness and ball skills. He's a physical corner who doesn^`2019t shy away from contact and doesn't back down from bigger receivers. He has experience as a return specialist.
PDRaven: I think Gilbert has a chance to be there for the Ravens, but a lot of 3-4 teams love him.
aaronwilson He has at least seven official visits and I think he'll go late first, early second round.
csteuber AaronWilson: That sounds about right.
aaronwilson Plus, he can jump out of a pool. lol
aaronwilson What do you think of Jovan Belcher, Maine OLB visiting the Ravens next week? And what do you hear about Kenny Britt's attitude and his suspension for violating team rules last season? Isolated incident or sign of future trouble?
csteuber AaronWilson: Belcher is a nice late round prospect and I"m sure the Ravens are just checking out a kid who has skills at the LB position. I don't think he will be drafted. Britt is an interesting WR. He has a lot of potential, but he has an attitude similar to Jerry Porter. He's a "me" guy. I wouldn't draft him in the first round, but he is talented.
csteuber Magnified: I don't want to bash the guy, but let's just say he's had some locker room issues with his teammates and coaching staff.
csteuber Magnified: Harris is another tweener; he can play LB or S... probably a special teams guy in the NFL, borderline starter.
csteuber Pryceless: I think James Laurinaitis is underrated. He had a great career in college and I think people are down on him because of his lackluster workouts. He's a gamer, not a workout warrior.
csteuber Pryceless: An overrated guy to me is Matthew Stafford. Big arm, good intangibles, but poor decision-making and accuracy.
csteuber Magnified: I think Crabtree could fall. I don't think it's a big deal that he didn't workout, but I know there are teams that wish he was healthy.
aaronwilson What have you heard about the drug rumors for Raji, Matthews, Cushing, Davis and Harvin? Only one who hasn't denied it through their agent or personally is Harvin. UTEP guy hasn't bothered to say anything, either. csteuber AaronWilson: When things like drugs pop up at the Combine, it's a touchy subject. The players agent will deny, the player will deny, but there's always that lingering question about the exact results from the tests. I'll take it for what's worth. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
csteuber BMoreCasual: I truly believe if Pat White has an opportunity to learn an offense and waits a few years for his chance, he can be a nice QB in the NFL. With the Wildcat formation coming into play, he's very valuable. He could be drafted as high as the second round.
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csteuber BMoreCasual: I'd say Gilbert, because of his versatility and the potential impact he could have in a 3-4 defense. Don't get me wrong, Sidbury will be a nice player, but Gilbert is very athletic for his size.
aaronwilson Sidbury has a nasty spin move, but I agree about Gilbert. He's a potential Pro Bowl player if he refines his technique and stays hungry.
csteuber RayRocks: Davis needs a lot of work. His footwork and mobility are horrible. He doesn't handle the ball well and his release is worrisome. I think he made a bad decision to enter the draft. There are teams that don't even have him on their draft board.
csteuber RayRocks: That's a question as well... he has issues with that.
csteuber BMoreCasual: Love him; he's one of my major sleepers. I think he will be a late third, early fourth rounder. He has great upside.
csteuber Pryceless: Reed is an interesting player, because when healthy he's a great pass rusher. There are people who think he could play MLB at the next level. I'm not sure, but that's what I hear. I think he will be drafted, probably fifth - sixth round.
aaronwilson They aren't nearly as high on Darrius Heyward-Bey as they are pretending to be. Not high on Harvin or Laurinaitis. Big fans of Ayers, Sean Smith, Larry English, Clint Sintim, Alex Mack
anything about Britt?
aaronwilson And Ozzie wasn't interested and it went nowhere
aaronwilson They like Rutgers players in general and like Britt. They are a little worried that he's a boom or bust guy.
aaronwilson Ochocinco thing was months ago. It's dead, not getting revived, never went anywhere.
aaronwilson Yes, there's a good chance that they might wait until round 2.
aaronwilson I heard they like Robiskie.
aaronwilson But think he could wait until second round.
aaronwilson Ayers could contribute early as a pass rusher, been a few years since his off-field problems and seems to have matured.
aaronwilson Tony Agnone was talking to me about him and he thinks Ayers learned his lesson. Agnone repped Michael Strahan and knows a lot about football for an agent.
aaronwilson Larry English will be there, so will Jarron Gilbert and Clint Sintim probably.
aaronwilson Starting to get a hunch that they like Sintim, too, but are doing a good job of keeping it quiet.
aaronwilson Al Groh guys know how to practice and train hard all year, disciplined players.
aaronwilson Ozzie likes the cornerback class.
Even his agent said Willis is only on the team because of his contract.
aaronwilson Wells is no lock to even be there anyway, but they would have to think abou him if he's there when they're on the clock.
aaronwilson I don't have the cap stuff in front of me, but there will be dead money, just not as much as this year.
aaronwilson Not sure why, but no buzz about him with Baltimore. He has a ton of interest from other teams.
Shonn Greene is underrated, too. Tough kid.
aaronwilson Ozzie didn't seem high on Matthews at the combine.
Ozzie said little Clay isn't in big Clay's league basically.
aaronwilson They love his hiting ability and passion, but know he's a limited linebacker.
Maualuga is a destructive hitter, but he has had some issues and he misses some tackles going for the kill shot.
aaronwilson Worth saying this, too, A.J. Hawk is overrated, and Bobby Carpenter and Andy Katzenmoyer were busts. I would be concerned about Ohio State linebackers in general. A long list of failures and overhyped draft picks.
aaronwilson Eric likes Connor Barwin a lot. Might be a reach at No. 26, though. A trade back kind of guy for them, maybe.
aaronwilson Almost missed the pass rush question: Everette Brown, Aaron Maybin, Robert Ayers, Larry English, Lawrence Sidbury are a few guys they like. Jovan Belcher is visiting April 13.
aaronwilson Of course, if Flacco got hurt, they're screwed, but that's the case with most NFL teams
aaronwilson Dawan is doing better, no more tingling problems in his neck. Can he take a hit and give one out? Nobody knows.
aaronwilson Adequate maybe, average probably. Good field presence and football savvy, not accurate, not nearly as mobile as people imagine him to be. Troy is your backup.
aaronwilson Backup plan for Dawan is Haruki or Zbikowski.
aaronwilson Bart thinks Tavares is going to be a bust
Can't take on iso block in Bart's opinion. Too small not physical enough.
aaronwilson He had better man up.
But Ray should be able to hide him.
But they expect a lot out of an inside linebacker here. Much more than other cities.
aaronwilson McCune, muscular, but stiff. Not a candidate to play beyond special teams.
They think this team is built to win.
aaronwilson Little worried about lack of explosiveness at receiver
aaronwilson And lack of proven inside backer next to Ray.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.