Examining more mock drafts for Ravens

January, 16, 2014
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In case you missed it Wednesday, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. posted his first mock draft of the year, and he has the Baltimore Ravens selecting North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the No. 16 overall pick.

Others don't share the same opinion. The trendy pick for the Ravens is wide receiver, and it's easy to see why. Baltimore has only one proven wideout in Torrey Smith. Jacoby Jones could leave as a free agent, and Marlon Brown is still developing after being an undrafted rookie.

Here's what other mock drafts are predicting for the Ravens:

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com: WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M. In Rang's mock draft, Evans is the second wide receiver to come off the board. Clemson's Sammy Watkins went No. 7 to Tampa Bay. Evans would be a popular pick because he has size (6-foot-5) and strong hands. Think Alshon Jeffery.

Peter Schrager, FoxSports.com: WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M. My guess is you'll be hearing Evans' name linked to the Ravens a lot in the coming months. Call it a hunch. This is what Schrager had to say about Evans: "Some scouts like Evans almost as much as Watkins and every time I watch Texas A&M tape, it's Evans -- not quarterback Johnny Manziel -- who pops off the screen. He's 6-foot-5, 225 pounds and can fill the stat sheet."

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: WR Marqise Lee, USC. As far as wide receivers, Jeremiah has Watkins going No. 2 to the St. Louis Rams and Evans being taken No. 10 by the Detroit Lions. Lee struggled with knee injuries this season and missed three games. He was limited to four touchdowns, two of which came in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. He finished with 29 touchdown catches in three seasons at USC. Scouts Inc. has him rated as the second-best receiver behind Watkins.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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