The very first Bleacher Report community mock draft is finally finished, and with it, Ravens fans could examine the possibilities that were available.
The community mock draft was a great exercise. Whereas traditional mock drafts try to guess other players' draft value, a community mock draft allows the team to truly get an idea of who will be on the board.
As GM for the Ravens, I found myself in a couple of tough scenarios, but I was able to pick eight players who play like Ravens and have upside for the future.
My main positions of focus were pass rusher, offensive line and wide receiver, but I made sure to abide by the Ravens' best player available philosophy.
Still, I refused to leave this draft without upgrading a few specific positions.
First and most importantly, the Ravens have an absolute void at kick and punt returns right now, so I refused to leave the draft without one.
Also, since this draft is stocked with pass rushers, I made sure to make them a focus, as I was sure that these pass rushers could turn into excellent value picks.
With that in mind, here are the Ravens' eight selections from the mock draft.
I look forward to comments on my selections, and I hope to get feedback or grades on all eight selections.