Options abound for Ravens in 2nd, 3rd round

OWINGS MILLS -- Now that the Baltimore Ravens have traded out of the first round, they've got all day to contemplate what course of action to take in the second round and third round tonight.

Considering that the Ravens headed into this draft with only five draft picks due to the Anquan Boldin and Marques Douglas trades, they've now got more options to address needs with seven total picks following their trade of the 25th overall pick of the first round to the Denver Broncos who went with Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

The Ravens currently hold the 43rd overall pick of the second round from the Broncos, their original 57th overall pick of the draft in the second round and the Broncos' third-round pick (70th overall). They also hold the Broncos' fourth round pick (114th overall), a pair of fifth-round picks (156th and 157th) and a sixth-rounder (194th)

If the Ravens don't wind up executing another trade, here are some other viable possibilities for them today:

Draft a wide receiver

Here are some wide receivers that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Arrelious Benn (Illinois), Mardy Gilyard (Cincinnati), Brandon LaFell (LSU), Carlton Mitchell (South Florida), Taylor Price (Ohio University), Golden Tate (Notre Dame) and Damian Williams (USC).

Draft a cornerback.

Here are some cornerbacks that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (IUP), Chris Cook (Virginia), Brandon Ghee (Wake Forest), Dominique Franks (Oklahoma), Jerome Murphy (South Florida) and Amari Spievey (Iowa).

Draft a tight end

Here are some tight ends that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Ed Dickson (Oregon), Dorin Dickerson (Pitt), Rob Gronkowski (Arizona), Aaron Hernandez (Florida), Jimmy Graham (Miami), Tony Moeaki (Iowa) and Dennis Pitta (Brigham Young).

Draft a defensive lineman.

Here are some defensive linemen that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Geno Atkins (Georgia), Terrence Cody (Alabama), Jermaine Cunningham (Florida), Carlos Dunlap (Florida), Everson Griffen (USC), Linval Joseph (East Carolina), Lamarr Houston (Texas), Brian Price (UCLA), Corey Wooton (Northwestern), Cam Thomas (North Carolina) and Torrell Troup (Central Florida).

Draft an outside linebacker.

Here are some outside linebacker/rush ends that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Thaddeus Gibson (Ohio State), Sergio Kindle (Texas), Koa Misi (Utah), Eric Norwood (South Carolina), Ricky Sapp (Clemson), Daryl Washington (Texas Christian) and Jason Worilds (Virginia Tech).

Draft a safety.

Here are some safeties that could be of interest to the Ravens:

Nate Allen (South Florida), Morgan Burnett (Georgia Tech), Chad Jones (LSU), Taylor Mays (USC) and T.J. Ward (Oregon).


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