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Reaction to Kiper-McShay combined mock

5/2/2014

ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay teamed up for a three-round mock draft in which Kiper took the even-numbered picks and McShay handed the odd-numbered ones.

Here are my reactions to what they chose for the Ravens' four picks:

FIRST ROUND

No. 17: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia: McShay sees value here because Moses is his 14th-rated player in this draft. Moses fills a need, but questions about his work ethic remind me too much of Bryant McKinnie here. The Ravens are in a tough spot in this mock because tight end Eric Ebron, both highly ranked safeties (Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Calvin Pryor) as well as Notre Dame's Zack Martin are all off the board. I may have gone with a corner or inside linebacker C.J. Mosley at this spot.

SECOND ROUND

No. 48: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State: Kiper selects one of my favorite second-round prospects in this draft. Bucannon has the potential to be the best safety in this draft class. He's physical and has the range to play free safety. Bucannon can start immediately next to Matt Elam.

THIRD ROUND

No. 79: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers: McShay gives Joe Flacco a huge 6-foot-6, 225-pound target. Coleman's tool set reminds me a lot of Marlon Brown, who is expected to be the Ravens' No. 3 wide receiver.

No. 99: Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia: McShay selects a top-five running back for the Ravens in the third round. Sims represents good value here. His one-cut style fits in well with Gary Kubiak's running scheme.