Baltimore Ravens 2012 Draft: Who Will Team Select in Rounds 2 and 3?

Shawn Brubaker@@63brubakerContributor IIApril 26, 2012

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a defensive stop against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Without a first-round pick, the Baltimore Ravens will be banking heavily on their second- and third-round picks.

Luckily for the Ravens, a few very good options are still available at each selection, especially along the offensive line.

With the 35th selection, which the Ravens acquired by trading down with the Vikings, the Ravens will likely pick whoever is available among Wisconsin C Peter Konz, Georgia OG Cordy Glenn and Stanford OT Jonathan Martin.

Konz has been mocked to the Ravens repeatedly throughout the draft process, but he fell in the draft due to a lack of power and strength. He is, however, a good technician who has the ability to start immediately at guard or at center.

Glenn was not expected to make it to this point in the draft. He possesses excellent power and experience, but he may lack the athleticism to be successful in a zone scheme.

Finally, Martin was definitely not expected to make it to the second round, but some lucky team will get a chance to take Andrew Luck's former blindside protector. Martin is a solid run-blocker with good athleticism, but he has struggled with speed-rushers in the past.

Worth mentioning is the possibility of the Ravens selecting Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw, who is a solid pass-rusher and run-defender who could help replace Jarrett Johnson. Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill could also be an option, as the Ravens are known to have interest in him.

With their second second-round selection, the Ravens might be looking for a pass-rusher or a linebacker, and the talent should be there to find one.

A player like North Carolina OLB Zach Brown could be available, and though he might be more of an inside linebacker, he could be a solid pass-rusher at the end of the second round.

Another player worth looking at is Cal MLB Mychal Kendricks, who blew up the combine and could be the Ravens linebacker of the future.

Finally, with their third-round selection, the Ravens have a bevy of options to choose from, including Virginia DE Cam Johnson, Georgia C Ben Jones and Miami of Ohio OG Brandon Brooks.

Johnson is a talented pass-rusher who could contribute standing up as an outside linebacker or with his hand in the dirt as a defensive end.

Jones and Brooks, meanwhile, are both mauling offensive linemen who could solidify the interior of the Ravens offensive line.

All in all, the Ravens gave themselves even more options by trading down, and that should make the second and third rounds that much more exciting for Ravens fans.