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Baltimore Ravens 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

Baltimore Ravens 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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With the 2014 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it's time to compose a seven-round mock draft for the Baltimore Ravens. This mock was conducted via First-pick.com's simulator, so please note this isn't a prediction on my part, but merely myself picking for the Ravens as if I were the GM according to what prospects the simulator deems available in each round. Let's get to the results.

Round One, Pick No. 17: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California

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Round One, Pick No. 17: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California

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With Steve Smith in the fold to complement Torrey Smith, the Ravens should have a highly productive one-two punch at receiver in 2014. The future of the position is a little murky, though, considering Smith is set to turn 35 in May. USC's Marqise Lee has No. 1 receiver potential as a savvy route-runner with impressive athletic ability. He would nice pick up for Baltimore's passing attack in the first round.

Round Two, Pick No. 16: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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Round Two, Pick No. 16: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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The Ravens are set at left tackle after retaining Eugene Monroe for relatively cheap given his age and dependability. But the opposite tackle spot remains unsettled. Identifying a starting-caliber tackle in the second round, like Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio would be ideal for Baltimore. Kouandjio is a massive tackle who has impressive athleticism for his size.

Round Three, Pick No. 15: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State

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Round Three, Pick No. 15: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State

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James Ihedigbo's departure in free agency has left the safety position in the hands of second-year player Matt Elam. The Ravens would like to move Elam to strong safety in 2014. Thus, adding a free safety is a priority heading into the draft. Washington State product Deone Bucannon is considered a strong safety, but he has enough versatility to play in center field.

Round Three, Pick No. 35 (COMP): Terrance West, RB, Towson

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Round Three, Pick No. 35 (COMP): Terrance West, RB, Towson

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With Ray Rice's off-field troubles and decline in production, the Ravens should look to add to their stable of backs in the middle rounds of the draft. They won't have to look far. Local product Terrance West possesses the power and vision to upgrade Baltimore's rushing attack in 2014.

Round Four, Pick No. 34 (COMP): Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton

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Round Four, Pick No. 34 (COMP): Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton

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The Ravens' three-man defensive line is stout, but could use the influx of some youth in the draft. Haloti Ngata and Chris Canty are both over 30. Ivy League standout Caraun Reid could be a disruptive force as a five-technique defensive end.

Round Four, Pick No. 38 (COMP): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech

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Round Four, Pick No. 38 (COMP): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech

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The Ravens would benefit from depth at cornerback and potentially someone to push starter Lardarius Webb. Antone Exum, a physical corner from Virginia Tech, would likely at least provide the former.

Round Five, Pick No. 35 (COMP): Devon Kennard, OLB, Southern California

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Round Five, Pick No. 35 (COMP): Devon Kennard, OLB, Southern California

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USC's Devon Kennard, a versatile linebacker who fits in multiple schemes, could provide Baltimore's front seven with a depth addition to develop.

Round Six, Pick No. 18: A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State

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Round Six, Pick No. 18: A.C. Leonard, TE, Tennessee State

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The Ravens re-signed Dennis Pitta this offseson, but could still use another productive receiving threat at the position. A.C. Leonard owns intriguing athletic ability, but is undersized for a tight end and could struggle when asked to block.