Ranking The Baltimore Ravens’ 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

Ranking The Baltimore Ravens' 2014 Draft Picks From Worst to First

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The Baltimore Ravens had several critical needs to fill heading into this years NFL Draft. Offensive tackle, corner and safety were the three positions in need and the Ravens only addressed one.

With Ozzie Newsome back at it, let's take a look at the Ravens' draft class from worst to first.

9. Brent Urban, DT

Brent Urban, Virginia
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9. Brent Urban, DT

Brent Urban, Virginia
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Urban was drafted out of Virginia in the fourth round. A bit of a surprise pick for the Ravens, who took DT Timmy Jernigan two rounds earlier, Urban gets the No. 9 spot because the Ravens passed on addressing bigger needs at the corner and offensive tackle positions.

8. Keith Wenning, QB

Keith Wenning, Ball State
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8. Keith Wenning, QB

Keith Wenning, Ball State
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Wenning was drafted in the sixth round out of Ball State. The Ravens aren't looking to replace QB Joe Flacco and have a serviceable backup in Tyrod Taylor. In picking up a work in progress like Wenning, Baltimore failed to address their needs at corner, tackle or receiver.

7. John Urschel, OL

John Urschel, Penn State
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7. John Urschel, OL

John Urschel, Penn State
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Urschel was drafted in the fifth round out of Penn State. The developmental offensive lineman will have his work cut out for him to make the final roster and even if he does, it's doubtful he'll make any contributions this season.

6. Michael Campanaro, WR

Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest
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6. Michael Campanaro, WR

Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest
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Campanaro was drafted in the seventh round out of Wake Forest. The Ravens were in need of a slot receiver and traded back into the seventh round to grab Campanaro. The speedster needs a little work, but if he makes the final cut, he could turn some heads in the AFC North.

5. Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB

Lorenzo Taliaferro, Senior Bowl - South Team Practice
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5. Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB

Lorenzo Taliaferro, Senior Bowl - South Team Practice
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Taliaferro was drafted in the fourth round out of Marshall. If runningbacks Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce can't turn around their 2013 seasons, Taliaferro could see the field quite often for the Ravens.

4. Crockett Gillmore, TE

Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State
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4. Crockett Gillmore, TE

Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State
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Gillmore was drafted out of Colorado State in the third round. With Pro Bowler Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels at the position, Gillmore will bring some much needed youth and be the eventual replacement for Daniels.

3. Timmy Jernigan, DT

Timmy Jernigan, FSU
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3. Timmy Jernigan, DT

Timmy Jernigan, FSU
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Jernigan was drafted out of Florida State in the second round. After losing Arthur Jones to free agency, Jernigan was taken to add depth to the defensive line.

2. CJ Mosley, LB

CJ Mosley, Alabama
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2. CJ Mosley, LB

CJ Mosley, Alabama
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Mosley was drafted in the first round out of Alabama. The Butkus Award winner will bring competition to Baltimore for the linebacker position. Mosley, who will have to beat out weak side linebacker Arthur Brown, will make an impact for the Ravens one way or another.

1. Terrence Brooks, S

Terrence Brooks, Florida State
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1. Terrence Brooks, S

Terrence Brooks, Florida State
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Brooks was drafted out of Florida State in the third round. With a critical need at the safety position, the Ravens may have hit a homerun in picking up one of the top prospects at the position. With the speed to help the run support and cover the pass, the athletically gifted Brooks will see plenty of playing time in Baltimore.


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