Mink: It usually seems like nice prospects fall into the Ravens’ lap. Such is the life if you actually dwell by the best-player-available mantra. That’s what occurred when the Ravens chosen security Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 general a pair years in the past and that has paid of handsomely.

Picking at No. 30 this yr, the Ravens’ hope is {that a} participant ranked of their high 20 in some way makes it to them. Who might that be? I’ll provide you with three names.

Big, proficient offensive tackles usually fly off the board. But with so eight projected to go within the first spherical, one or two might slip via the cracks. The logical candidates are Amarius Mims of Georgia and Tyler Guyton of Oklahoma due to their lack of expertise and accidents. Mims had simply eight profession begins and Guyton had simply 14. While the instruments definitely appear there, the dearth of faculty tape makes them a projection.

The different participant is UCLA go rusher Laiatu Latu due to medical considerations. Latu suffered a neck damage that required fusion surgical procedure earlier than his sophomore yr, and was on the time introduced as retired due to it. He transferred and returned to the sphere to publish 23.5 sacks over the previous two seasons.

Any of these three prospects would most likely be a slam dunk for Baltimore at No. 30.