Several Options On The Board As Ravens First Round Pick Approaches


September 22, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) rushes against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As pick 32 approaches, there are still several options available for the Baltimore Ravens. On the defensive side of the ball, Adam Ogletree, Damontre Moore, Kevin Minter, Matt Elam and Manti Te’o are all on the board, and on the offensive side, receivers Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson, Robert Woods and Keenan Allen are all still there. With five picks separating the current pick (Houston) from the Ravens, that means at least four of those players will still be there when the Ravens have their turn.

The reason I put Damontre Moore on the list is because while the Ravens have already brought in Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty and Marcus Spears to help on the front seven, Ozzie Newsome is known for drafting the best player available. Moore’s stock has dropped recently, though if the Ravens see value in him, perhaps they pull the trigger. Elam also makes sense so that Dean Pess has someone to line up along side Michael Huff, though the Ravens could also elect to address the offensive side of the ball and draft a wide receiver to replace Anquan Boldin. While the Ravens didnt’ get Lane Johnson, there are a plethora of options for them to choose from at 32nd overall.