Baltimore Ravens 2015 NFL Draft Preview
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Ravens need significant help at wide receiver after losing Torrey Smith in free agency but also must bolster their shaky defensive backfield.
The draft's receiver pool is deep for the second straight year and players like Jaelen Strong of Arizona State as well as speedster Phillip Dorsett of Miami-Florida could be left when Baltimore is on the clock at No. 26 overall. The Ravens, however, probably can't afford to take on a character risk like the talented Dorial Green-Beckham.
If Baltimore decides to bolster the secondary, names in play could be cornerbacks Jalen Collins of LSU, Byron Jones of UConn and Kevin Johnson of Wake Forest. Meanwhile, Alabama safety Landon Collins seems to be dropping daily and could be in play as could ASU's Damarious Randall.
2014 Record: 10-6
Top Needs: WR, CB, S, RB
First Three Picks: No. 26, No. 58, No. 90
Number of Selections: 10 (1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6)
RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY: 2014 - C. J. Mosley (LB, Alabama); 2013 - Matt Elam (S, Florida); 2012 - none; 2011 - Jimmy Smith (CB, Colorado); 2010 - none; 2009 - Michael Oher (OT, Ole Miss); 2008 - Joe Flacco (QB, Delaware); 2007 - Ben Grubbs (G, Auburn); 2006 - Haloti Ngata (DT, Oregon); 2005 - Mark Clayton (WR, Oklahoma)