Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft Roundup
By Brett Foote
Sep 20, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) celebrates his interception against the Georgia State Panthers during the first quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
We’re counting down the final days until the 2015 NFL Draft, and that means we can soon reflect back on all of our mock drafts and see just how wrong we really were. In all fairness, even teams have no idea who they are going to select, because they don’t know what other teams are going to do either (except for the Bucs, of course).
Speculation is going to fly more than ever over the next few days, and the draft always provides us with some shocking picks and memorable selections or trades. The Ravens aren’t going to be the team that mortgages their future to move up in the draft and take one guy, but they have proven willing to trade down in recent years. With ten picks already on the slate this year, however, it isn’t terribly likely.
We thought it would be fun to round up the latest mock draft selections before we begin criticizing and tearing them apart following next weekend. So we took a spin around the interwebs and found the most notable selections in our draft week Baltimore Ravens mock draft roundup.
Mel Kiper, ESPN: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
Kiper has stuck with Peters for a while now, and it would surprise no one if the Ravens took him with the 26th pick. Widely considered the second best corner in the draft, Peters has been a riser as of late and might not make it that far down the board.
Todd McShay, ESPN: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Charles Davis, NFL.com: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Peter Prisco, CBS Sports: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Ryan Riddle, Bleacher Report: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
McShay shocked the world last week when he moved fellow running back Todd Gurley into the top ten picks, but it’s also notable that he is back to mocking Gordon to the Ravens. I still don’t think they use a first round pick on a running back, but they do like Gordon a lot.
Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Gurley has been rocketing up draft boards lately after his surgically repaired knee looked good at the NFL’s medical recheck. I love the guy as the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson, but I don’t think he’ll fall this far now.
Charley Casserly, NFL.com: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
I like Dorsett a lot and I wouldn’t be disappointed to see him in a Ravens’ uniform. But will the team really use its first round selection on a receiver? History says no…
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
Dane Brugler, CBS Sports: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
Perriman is another guy rocketing up draft boards after he ran a ridiculous 4.25 40 at his pro day. He has the measurables and the speed, but lacks the polish and hands of a true top receiver. I wouldn’t be surprised if Perriman goes in the first round, but I don’t think the Ravens will take him at 26.
Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
SB Nation Staff Consensus Pick: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Strong has been sliding a bit lately but I still like him as a well rounded player. His lack of elite speed might make him off limits for the Ravens, however, if they are looking for a deep threat.
You can check out our staff mock draft roundup here, and our full seven round mock for the Baltimore Ravens here.
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