Chat Rewind: Will the Ravens trade up?

May, 8, 2014
May 8
4:30
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Our weekly Baltimore Ravens chat focused on all of the draft possibilities for the team. You can click here for a full transcript. Here are some highlights:

Chris (Baltimore): If Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans falls past Tampa Bay at No. 7, could you see the Ravens trading up to get him?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Not really. The Ravens could trade up as high as No. 8 if they're willing to give up their second-round pick. But the Ravens aren't going to do that. That would mean the Ravens' next pick would be 79th overall in the third round. If the Ravens traded their third-round pick, the highest they could trade up is No. 14. I could see them doing this if there is someone they really covet is sitting there at that spot. But Evans isn't going to last past the top 10.

Steve (Sydney): Jamison, sure you'll get lots of questions about this. With Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley as the mock pick and with that being as good a chance as any of being the real pick, how do you think the Ravens would use him? Surely they have to see what Arthur Brown has, so does Mosley alternate downs with Daryl Smith to rest him, or is he spelling Terrell Suggs on the outside in coverage or something else?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Inside linebacker isn't a glaring need but the Ravens aren't comfortable with that position. That's why they showed so much patience with Rolando McClain. Let's not forget that Daryl Smith is 32, and Arthur Brown didn't develop as quickly as everyone envisioned. Mosley is a guaranteed starter in 2014 and has Pro Bowl potential. He would start immediately next to Smith, and Brown would remain a role player for another year.

Mickey (Boston): What do you think is the earliest round the Ravens would consider taking a QB?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Fourth round. Two compensatory picks at the bottom of that round, so essentially they're both early fifth-round picks in some regard.

Nick (Maryland): The first three games on the Ravens schedule are against divisional opponents and Ray Rice may be suspended to start the year. With that being said, how early do you think the Ravens will pick a RB? And which RB is most likely to end up in Baltimore?

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): The Ravens will start looking at running backs in the third round. Washington's Bishop Sankey, West Virginia's Charles Sims and Florida State's Devonta Freeman would be good fits.

Jeff (Washington): Can you please rank the five following players as you think the Ravens will on their draft board? North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin and Louisville safety Calvin Pryor.

Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Ebron, Clinton-Dix, Mosley, Martin, Pryor.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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