2014 NFL Draft: 5 Last-Minute Baltimore Ravens Rumors to Know About

What Will the Baltimore Ravens Do With the 17th Overall Pick?

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The closer we get to NFL Draft day, the more wild and rampant the rumors get about which team will do what with their picks. Certainly the Baltimore Ravens are no exception to this, and in an offseason that hasn't been as tumultuous as say, the San Francisco 49ers has, they certainly have some question marks moving forward. Let's take a look at a few of the more persistent rumors surrounding the team.

5. Ravens Willing to Listen to Teams Who Want Their 17th Pick

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5. Ravens Willing to Listen to Teams Who Want Their 17th Pick

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The Ravens are in sort of a no-man's land in the draft. They're too low for a team to grab a Sammy Watkins or Khalil Mack but in a good spot to grab another top flight receiver in a draft rich with them. GM Ozzie Newsome is on record as saying he's willing to listen to anybody who wants to talk deal for their pick. And with some areas of need, the Ravens wouldn't be unwise to stockpile some picks and add some more talent to their roster.

4. Ravens and 49ers Already Working Out a Deal

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4. Ravens and 49ers Already Working Out a Deal

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It's widely known that the 49ers, owners of the 30th overall pick, are desperate to move up the board for a shot at – it is presumed – Mike Evans of Texas A&M to add some youth and explosiveness to their receiving corps. Rumors suggest that because of their past dealings with Anquan Boldin, as well as the relationship between Jim and John Harbaugh, Baltimore and San Francisco are already working out the details of a pick swap in the draft.

3. Ravens Not Trading Pick But Are Eyeballing Indiana Receiver

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3. Ravens Not Trading Pick But Are Eyeballing Indiana Receiver

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With a receiving corps primarily dependent upon Torrey Smith and the aging newcomer Steve Smith, the Ravens need to add a little pop to their passing attack. Knowing that they won't get a shot at Watkins or Evans, the Ravens have spent some time scouting the second-tier receivers and are believed to be high on Indiana's Cody Latimer. Some rumors suggest that Baltimore is so enamored with him that they'll take him with the 17th overall pick.

2. Ravens Interested in Free Agent RT Eric Winston

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2. Ravens Interested in Free Agent RT Eric Winston

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Though Ricky Wagner is currently penciled in as the team's starting RT, there are reports suggesting that Baltimore is interested in adding some depth/competition by bringing in free agent Eric Winston. Though the free agent market never really developed for his services, Winston did start all 16 games for the Cardinals last season and had his best years under the guidance of new Ravens OC Gary Kubiak.

1. Ravens Interested in Adding a TE Early in the Draft

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1. Ravens Interested in Adding a TE Early in the Draft

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OC Gary Kubiak has a lengthy history of running a very tight end oriented offensive system. Despite already having Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels in place, the Ravens are believed to be very interested in adding some youth and depth to the position. They are also looking for a tight end who is a better blocker than the offense-oriented Pitta and Daniels. Whether they address that in the first or second round, though, remains to be seen.