Ravens Draft: Potential first round picks by position

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Derwin James
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Derwin James /
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Rashaan Evans ILB, Alabama

Picking up Rashaan Evans here would be their best way of filling an underrated need. He already has a relationship with C.J. Mosely, and this would give the Alabama product a chance to learn from him first-hand. It should go without saying that this is yet another Ozzie/Alabama connection. I can see many Ravens fans being upset if Ozzie takes a defensive player from ‘Bama in the first round, but given the connection to his Alma mater and that it would fill a roster need, I definitely wouldn’t rule out Rashaan Evans to the Ravens here.

Marcus Davenport DE, Texas-San Antonio

There will be a small outrage on the internet if the Ravens take a player on the defensive line in the first round. That is, until that player notches an eight-sack rookie season. That is something Marcus Davenport is capable of.

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While Bradley Chubb gets all the attention when it comes to pass rushers in this draft, Davenport is a first-round talent that is fully capable of coming in and making an impact early. Also, the more young pass rushers the Ravens acquire for Terrell Suggs to mentor… the better.