Ravens Draft: Early Predictions

 

What are the early forecasts and mock drafts predicting for the Ravens 29th selection?  A few names in recent mock drafts have been popular; Center Peter Konz, Wisconsin, Inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St. and ILB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama. Listed are some early mock draft predictions.

 

EARLY DRAFT PREDICTIONS

Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona St. – FFToolbox.com 

I love Burfict, character problems and all. He’s all over the place on the field and if someone can just harness his talent and energy, he looks like an All-Pro caliber player.” –Matt De Lima

 

Peter Konz, Center, Wisconsin – DraftAce.com

35-year-old Matt Birk is considering retirement and even if he doesn’t call it quits this year, there will be a gaping hole in the center of their line in the coming years. Konz is clearly the cream of the crop at his position in this year’s class, and possibly the only one ready to step into a starting role from day one.

 

Dont’a Hightower,  ILB,  Alabama – Mockdraft101.com

This ones simple, it’s time for the Ravens to start looking for the eventual replacement for Ray Lewis at ILB. They do have other needs, but the moment Ray Lewis retires there will be a gaping hole at the spot he once manned. Time to start grooming a guy like Hightower who is big, strong and a force against the run”

 

Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC – TheFootballExpert.com

The Ravens will probably be drafting the best player available this April. Nick Perry is a terrific pass rusher that will most likely go in the first round this April. He falls a little bit in this mock, but the Ravens won’t allow him to fall any further. They will be looking to add another pass rusher and Perry fits the bill. He’s big and surprisingly fast and has good technique. He has good value at number 29.” — Clint Clearwater

 

Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State – NFLMocks.com

Massive offensive tackle prospect who would add youth to an aging left side of the Baltimore line.

 

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers – Draftdaddy.com

“Ravens have Torrey Smith but not much else. Sanu can be a weapon in their offense.”

 

Kelechi Osemele, Tackle, Iowa St.NFL.com/Draft 

“With center Matt Birk and guard Ben Grubbs both free agents, the Ravens will be looking to bolster the interior of their offensive line. Osemele’s massive 6-5, 350-pound frame, pure strength and tenacity should open holes for Baltimore’s star running back Ray Rice.” –Chad Reuter

 

Vontaze Burfict, ILB – Arizona St.  – Drafttek.com

“…Burfict is a perfect fit for the Ravens in terms of scheme, need, and value…Burfict would be able to step in and contribute as a rookie while learning from the great Ray Lewis, a player to whom he compares very favorably. Some other options would be if one of the big four OTs falls, Dont’a Hightower as an ILB alternative, Peter Konz …trading out is always a real possibility for Ozzie.”  —Eugene Stasak

 

Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama – NationalFootballPost.com

“Hightower is a “plus” run defender who can be used as a blitzer inside or a pass rusher off the edge. His versatility on third down gives the Ravens even more options in pressure situations.” –Wes Bunting

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  1. […] that the NFL Combine has been completed, we’ll take a look at some of updated predictions and mock drafts for the Ravens.  Dont’a Hightower, inside linebacker, and Peter Konz, Center, […]

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