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Ravens ChatRewind: Talking backup QBs

A popular topic in our Baltimore Ravens weekly chat was the backup quarterback. You can get the full transcript by clicking here. Here are some highlights:

Ravenous128 (Columbia, Md.): How likely is it that the Ravens select a backup QB before the fourth round? Who are the likely prospects they'll consider there? Thanks.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): My projection is the Ravens will start looking in the fifth round, but the Ravens may have to take one in the fourth round. It was strange that the Ravens brought in Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo, who could go as early as the second round, for a pre-draft visit. Other candidates: LSU's Zach Mettenberger (fourth round), Alabama's A.J. McCarron (fourth round), Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (sixth round) and Ball State's Keith Wenning (sixth round).

Sean (New York): Do you expect Tyrod to be the No. 2 starter when the regular season starts?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): If the Ravens draft a QB, then I see Taylor as a backup QB. If the Ravens don't draft a quarterback, they may have to add a free agent like David Carr. Then, the chances of staying as a backup aren't as strong.

George (Lancaster, Pa.): A report surfaced this week that the Ravens wanted to pick Brady Quinn several years ago. Not that I'm advocating this, but the Ravens have said they want to add another QB, and he's out there.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): They wanted Brady Quinn the prospect in 2007, not the unemployed journeyman in 2014.

Alex (Sonora): Prediction on games Ray Rice will be suspended? I say two, and with the appeal, he will only miss one.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): That would be pure conjecture at this point. I can't see him getting a suspension for more than four games. This is his first time getting in trouble, but it's a matter that the league will take very seriously.

Brock (Illinois): Do you think the Ravens might select a punter in the later rounds?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): The Ravens are still behind Sam Koch. If they bring in competition, it'll be an undrafted rookie. The Ravens have a lot of needs, and they'll need to use all eight of these picks on offense and defense to make this team better.

Rants N Ravens (Trinity, Fla.): I know there's been tons of speculation about the right tackle position on the Ravens, but what do they do if God forbid something happens to LT Eugene Monroe?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Given the inexperience at right tackle, the Ravens would have to move Kelechi Osemele from left guard to left tackle. He has the ability to do that. It's not ideal, but it's a better situation that starting Rick Wagner or a rookie there. The Ravens could put Ryan Jensen or Jah Reid at Osemele's spot at left guard.