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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly For Baltimore Ravens

5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly For Baltimore

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The Baltimore Ravens struggled a bit as defending Super Bowl champions in 2013, especially with the absence of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. They parted ways with more key players this offseason, and now have several positions that are in need of attention. Let's take a look at five potential sleepers in the 2014 NFL Draft who would fit in well with the Ravens.

5. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (Rounds 4-5)

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5. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (Rounds 4-5)

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The Ravens were unable to replace RT Michael Oher in free agency, so we're looking at Rick Wagner in the starting spot, if the season kicked off today. They are likely to fill that hole early in the draft, but if not, Seantrel Henderon is a possible scenario. He is a mountain of a man at 6-foot-7, 330 pounds, and has long arms to block for the run and keep pass rushers in check. His size and quick feet give him serious NFL-starter potential.

4. Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (Rounds 3-4)

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4. Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (Rounds 3-4)

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Daniel McCullers stand at 6-foot-7, and due to his size and strength, he is able to shed blockers left and right. The Ravens seem to have a reliable defensive tackle in second-year man Brandon Williams, however, adding another big body for depth wouldn't hurt. McCullers' monstrous wingspan grants him the ability to wrap up ball carriers with ease, but his below average mechanics may cause him to slide down the draft board.

3. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State (Rounds 5-6)

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3. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State (Rounds 5-6)

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Talent-wise, Isaiah Crowell is one of the most dynamic athletes in the draft. In 2011, he earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors at Georgia, but was arrested in 2012 for felony weapons charges that were later dropped. He was dismissed from UGA and soon joined Alabama State. This past season, he rushed for 1,121 yards and 15 scores. Ray Rice's legal issues and Bernard Pierce's recent surgery may cause Baltimore to turn to the draft for another RB.

2. Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane (Round 5)

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2. Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane (Round 5)

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With Steve Smith's future limited due to age, the Ravens might think about targeting another receiver to throw in there with Torrey Smith and Marlon Brown. Jacoby Jones is better as a return man than a WR. Grant has one of the biggest and best pairs of hands in the draft. The two-time All-Conference USA selection may be the most underrated receiver out there. He'd be an excellent option in the slot for Baltimore, and is a sleeper for sure.

1. Brock Vereen, FS/CB, Minnesota (Rounds 3-4)

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1. Brock Vereen, FS/CB, Minnesota (Rounds 3-4)

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The Ravens are in need of a free safety after parting ways with James Ihedigbo. Brock Vereen, the younger brother of Patriots RB Shane Vereen, is a safety/cornerback hybrid with the athletic ability to play the nickleback and also drop back to safety. Baltimore could also use some added depth at the corner position, so why not kill two birds with one stone and target Vereen? He has definite starter potential and could be a steal in the draft.