Using the NFL Draft Network’s Mock Draft machine I created the perfect mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens. Don’t believe me? Check this out:
Patrick Queen at 28 is one of the most common sense picks you’ll ever see in the NFL Draft. Queen is a top 20 talent at a position of need. Queen is a very athletic linebacker who just seems to make plays. Queen had 85 tackles, three sacks and an interception in his final season with the LSU Tigers. He’s a productive linebacker who flies around the football field. With his tenacity and his ultra athletic ability, he seems like the perfect Ravens linebacker. Nobody is Ray Lewis, yet Queen has some of those traits. He’s capable of being the leader of a defense and he’s an aggressive sideline to sideline, every down linebacker.
When you look at what the Ravens have at the linebacker portion of the depth chart, it becomes obvious that it’s a need for them here. L.J. Fort is a solid linebacker yet he needs help in the middle of the defense. If Queen is on the board here, how could you pass on him? The Ravens defense has a great secondary and a good defensive line. Getting better at the second level of the defense is the number one thing Eric DeCosta must accomplish.
Drafting a linebacker in the first round crosses off the first big need for the purple and black. Now the Ravens have to focus on the wide receiver position, edge rushers and interior offensive lineman. This isn’t a mock draft where we’re going to ignore need. The goal here is to make the roster complete so that the Ravens can unseat the Kansas City Chiefs as the NFL’s Super Bowl champion.